Standpoint Magazine – Bias and Credibility

StandPoint - Right Bias - Conservative - Republican - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


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.

Update: This publication and website ceased publishing in 2020.

  • Overall, we rate Standpoint Magazine Right Biased due to word and story choices that favor the Right and mixed factually due to poor sourcing.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180


Launched in May 2008, Standpoint Magazine is a monthly cultural and political magazine published by Social Affairs Unit Magazines Ltd, a right-wing think tank based in London, UK.

Standpoint Magazine was founded by Daniel Johnson and he is the current director. Standpoint Magazine describes itself as “the only magazine that is dedicated to the defense of Western civilization, the values we have inherited from our Judaeo-Christian, classical, medieval, Renaissance and Enlightenment past.” Standpoint Magazine covers politics, religion, science, the arts, and the humanities.

Funded by / Ownership

Standpoint Magazine is funded through online advertising, donations, and subscription rates.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Standpoint Magazine utilizes emotionally loaded language that favors the right in their headlines such as “Watchmen of the West “ and “The Great Betrayal: How Liberals Appease Islam.“

Regarding US politics their word choices are pro-Trump. The following is a quote from an article: “President Trump may not be the ideal leader of the free world. But he understands what is at stake, he knows what must be done and he has the willpower to see it through. It is time for the high-minded to set aside their low expectations and judge Mr Trump by his actions rather than his words. There is a method in his “madman diplomacy”. And it seems to be working.“

On national politics, the editorial opinion of Standpoint Magazine is conservative, usually supporting Theresa May. In this article they are drawing parallels between May and Thatcher with this quote: “Mrs May shares the same instinct: she sides with the little people who often struggle to survive in a global marketplace. Like Mrs Thatcher, she believes in a property-owning democracy, a nation in which hard work and solid achievement, rather than slick presentation or nifty networking, are rewarded. Like Mrs Thatcher, her parents were too poor to pay school fees.”

When soliciting for donations, Standpoint utilizes conservative fears over terrorism and immigration as a threat to society: “In the era of global terrorism and uncontrolled migration, internal and external threats to our values and identity, that mission to preserve Western civilization has never been more necessary.”

Standpoint does not source their information well, using quotes rather than hyperlinked or MLA formatted sourcing.

Overall, we rate Standpoint Magazine Right Biased due to word and story choices that favor the Right and mixed factually due to poor sourcing. (M. Huitsing 5/17/2018) Updated (11/10/2018)


Last Updated on July 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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