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: Founded on January 30, 2017, Sentinel KSMO or The Sentinel is a conservative news website primarily focused on Kansas and Western Missouri. The Sentinel’s Editor and president is Jack Cashill and according to an editorial, The Sentinel has a relationship with the Kansas Policy Institute. According to Source watch, “Kansas Policy Institute (KPI) is a free market think tank, one of many listed as members of the State Policy Network (SPN)”. Both KPI and SPN are members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).” Further, Dave Trabert who is President of Kansas Policy Institute, is also a Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer for the Sentinel.
In review, The Sentinel uses emotional headlines, such as: “Saudi Billionaire Busted for Corruption Helped Obama Get Into Harvard.” Although they generally source to credible media they usually spin their stories to favor the right. Some stories are also sourced to factually mixed sources such as ALEC or not sourced at all with hyperlinks. Overall, we rate Sentinel KSMO Right Biased based on story selection and Mixed for factual reporting based on poor sourcing. (M. Huitsing 11/14/2017)