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: Ricochet is a right biased news and opinion political website. It is a subscription site which has articles posted by contributors and members on which members can comment and discuss the issues raised. The site describes itself as a place for “center-right conversation.” Richochet was started in May 2010 and founded by Rob Long and Peter Robinson. Ricochet also hosts a podcast from National Review.
In review, Ricochet features contributors who pay a subscription fee to post articles on the website. Due to this fact, the bias of articles range from right-center to far right depending on the writer. This is an example of an article that has a strong right wing bias in wording and political affiliation: Why We Need Trump. Not only does this article contain loaded words such as “corrupt Hillary”, but it also does not a list a source of any kind. Other articles do you use sourcing, but many do not. Therefore, we rate Ricochet Mixed for factual reporting based on poor sourcing and Right Biased based on story selection that favors the right and use of loaded words. (D. Van Zandt 11/21/2017)
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