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.
- Overall, we rate Right & Free strongly Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor a conservative perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due a lack of transparency regarding ownership and funding, as well as having many authors who have failed fact checks in the past.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2012, Right & Free is a hyper-partisan conservative news and opinion website with a tagline that reads: “Right & Free is dedicated to defeating the liberal agenda with the power of the Internet.” According to their about page they are an “online community of Constitutional conservatives dedicated to defeating the liberal agenda with the power of the internet. We believe that in order to preserve our liberty and prosperity, we must fight to protect it – and we must do it together.”
The website generally lacks transparency as they do not list an editor or ownership, however, author information is provided.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not indicate who owns or funds Right & Free. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Right & Free publishes news and mostly opinion pieces from a conservative perspective. The website features prominent conservative and libertarian columnists such as Brent Bozell III, Michelle Malkin, Judge Napolitano, and Dennis Prager. Headlines and wording can range from minimally loaded such as this, Trump and Black Outreach, to highly emotional such this, Does the Left Hate America? This latter column is written by Dennis Prager who is the founder of the Questionable PragerU. Some of the other authors such as Brent Bozell III, who founded MRC and CNS News has a poor track record with fact-checkers.
Editorially, Right & Free openly discloses their right leaning positions as follows:
- Lower taxes and spending (especially to entitlement programs)
- Strong national defense
- Repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
- Freedom of Religion
- Free Markets
- Energy Independence (Human Influenced Climate Change Skepticism)
Regarding science, they present a skeptical when it comes to human-influenced climate change such as this: Climate Myths. This story does not deny that the globe is warming, however, it does attempt to minimize the impacts, while pointing out the “alarmism” of others.
A factual search reveals that Right & Free has not been fact-checked, however several of the commentators on this website have failed numerous fact checks, such as Tucker Carlson.
Overall, we rate Right & Free strongly Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor a conservative perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due a lack of transparency regarding ownership and funding, as well as having many authors who have failed fact checks in the past. (D. Van Zandt 12/23/2019)
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