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 reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Notes: Reader’s Digest was founded in 1920 by husband and wife, DeWitt Wallace and Lila Bell Wallace. Reader’s Digest, is a consumer magazine based in Manhattan, New York City and isowned by publisher Trusted Media Brands, Inc. The CEO is Bonnie Kintzer, who took over in 2014 and the current editor is Bruce Kelley.
Reader’s Digest is a compact pocket sized magazine that is directly marketed through the mail. Reader’s Digest typically publishes condensed news and general interest articles that are able to be read quickly and easily.
According to the NY Times, RD is pushing toward a more conservative direction: “It is cutting down on celebrity profiles ramping up on inspiring spiritual stories. Out are generic how-to magazine features; in are articles about military life.”
“It’s traditional, conservative values: I love my family, I love my community, I love my church,” said Mary Berner, the president and chief executive of Reader’s Digest Association.