OutKick Bias Rating

OutKick is Right Biased, Conservative with High Credibility and ReliabilityFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


RIGHT BIAS

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information reporting that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

  • Overall, we rate OutKick Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that routinely favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency, misinformation promotion, and failed fact checks.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 2011 by sports commentator Clay Travis, OutKick is a sports news website featuring conservative political opinions. The website lacks transparency as they do not offer an about page or disclose ownership. In 2021, Clay Travis and Buck Sexton formed a conservative radio program that took over Rush Limbaugh’s radio time slot.

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Funded by / Ownership

Fox Corp, held by the Murdoch family, owns and publishes Outkick. The sale of merchandise, advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, OutKick primarily covers professional and college sports news such as Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, and Golf. All stories are tagged to their groups, such as NFL or Gambling. Sports news articles and headlines tend to have sensationalized headlines such as this Oklahoma Placeholder Spencer Jones Gets Absolutely Destroyed During Bar Bathroom Fight. Sports articles are generally appropriately sourced.

Editorially, OutKick features a Politics tag that primarily publishes political news related to sports and sometimes social issues. Political reporting often favors the right by promoting a conservative perspective such as this TED CRUZ CRUSHES JACK DORSEY ON TECH CENSORSHIP and this TRUMP DOMINATING EARLY 2024 PRIMARY POLL; DESANTIS THE BEST OPTION?.

There is evidence that Outkick occasionally publishes articles that promote misinformation. For example, they frequently promote anti-mask propaganda related to covid-19 TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT WARNS DOUBLE-MASKING CAN ENHANCE CHANCES OF INFECTION. While this article and the others are not saying that you shouldn’t wear a mask, the frequent negative reporting on mask-wearing may be misleading to some. They have also promoted information about vaccines with statements such as this “We were right. The COVID-19 vaccinations don’t do jack squat.” This statement is false as vaccines have proven very effective at preventing hospitalization and death. In general, news reporting is not always factual and promotes a one-sided conservative bias.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate OutKick Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that routinely favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency, misinformation promotion, and failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 2/22/2021) Updated (12/6/2021)

Source: https://www.outkick.com/

Last Updated on December 6, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check

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