These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate The American Conservative Right-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the Right and does not hesitate to criticize Republicans (Trump) when not adhering to conservative policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2002 and published by the American Ideas Institute, The American Conservative (TAC) is a bi-monthly journal of right-leaning opinion. According to their about page, they state “The American Conservative exists to promote a “Main Street” conservatism that opposes unchecked power in government and business; promotes the flourishing of families and communities through vibrant markets and free people; and embraces realism and restraint in foreign affairs based on America’s vital national interests.”
Funded by / Ownership
The American Conservative is owned by the American Ideas Institute, a nonprofit organization that advances political conservationism. Revenue is generated through sponsored content, advertising and subscription fees. The website does not disclose donor information.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The American Conservative has argued against American interventionism, against a debt-based fiscal policy, and against the intrusions on Americans’ private lives by the institutions and mores that exist and the wisdom that underlies them. The American Conservative is a very well written source with a libertarian perspective.