Last updated on November 5th, 2021 at 07:30 pm
These media sources are moderate 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 Ricochet Right Biased based on editorial positions that usually favor a conservative perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and the occasional promotion of misinformation.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Ricochet is a right-biased news and opinion political website. It is a subscription site with 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 was founded by Rob Long and Peter Robinson.
Funded by / Ownership
Silent Cal Productions, LLC owns and publishes the website. Membership fees and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Ricochet features contributors who pay a subscription fee to post articles on the website. Due to this fact, the bias of articles ranges from right-center to far-right depending on the writer. This is an example of a piece with 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 list a source of any kind. Other articles do you use sourcing, but many do not.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, they published misinformation such as this Johns Hopkins Doc: Natural Immunity Is Superior to Vaccine; Biden Admin Has it Backwards. This unsourced article is not supported by evidence. In general, most stories favor the right and sometimes promote misinformation.
Failed Fact Checks
- Just 6 percent of Americans say Russia is the country’s most important issue, yet the story receives “75 percent of the coverage” in the media. – Mostly False
Overall, we rate Ricochet Right Biased based on editorial positions that usually favor a conservative perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and the occasional promotion of misinformation. (D. Van Zandt 11/21/2017) Updated (11/5/2021)