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 the National Review Right Biased based on story selection that always favors the right and is Mostly Factual in reporting due to a few misleading claims, occasional use of poor sources, and one failed fact check.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2008 by former U.S. Marine Phil Stilton, Shore News Network is a conservative website covering news and entertainment from shore communities around the country with a strong focus on New Jersey. According to their about page, “We create authentically local news content, perform investigative journalism and package that with the nation’s top headlines to keep our community informed about what’s local and what’s important today.”
Funded by / Ownership
Shore News Media & Marketing Ltd., owned by Phil Stilton, publishes the website. Sponsored content and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Shore News Network publishes a mixture of original news reporting and curated republishing from major sources such as the right-leaning Daily Caller and low-biased Reuters. The majority of news focuses on the state of NJ, broken down by counties. Articles in this category report straight news Six Injured In North Bergen Crash Caused By DWI Driver and opinionated content favoring the right such as this C’mon Man, Phil Murphy Says Opponents Are Desperate For Attacking Him On Unmasked Indoor Events. News coverage from other states is mostly fact-based straight news reporting.
Editorially, there is a distinct conservative bias. For example, in the category US and World News, there is a subcategory titled “Biden Border Crisis” that features articles critical of the Biden administrations handling of immigration. The website does not label opinion content; however, authors’ opinion is present within news articles in their political section called “The Swamp,” in which they are often critical of liberal policies and politicians. For example, with this loaded headline How Joe Biden’s America Is One Big Squid Game Where The Unvaccinated Are Slowly Being Eliminated From Society.
The website also reports on science and Covid-19 where they frequently oppose vaccine mandates such as this report from the far-right and low factual Candace Owens “Only Slaves Are Without Choice” Candace Owens Slams Southwest Airlines, American Airlines. We also found that they promoted misinformation regarding Hydroxychlorquine Doctors Sue FDA Over Withholding Hydroxychloroquine, Leading To Thousands Of Unnecessary Deaths During COVID-19. Numerous studies have shown that Hydroxychloroquine has little to no benefit in placebo-based double-blind studies The end of Hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19. In general, news reporting is mostly factual, occasionally using poor sources and a failed fact check.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Shore News Network Right-Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High due to mildly promoting misinformation regarding Covid-19 and one failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 10/19/2021)
Last Updated on January 14, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check