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 Fiscal Times slightly Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. 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 (2020)
Founded in 2010, the Fiscal Times is a digital news, news analysis and opinion publication based in New York City and Washington, D.C. The website covers policy and politics, business and economy, and life and money. The Fiscal Times was founded by Peter G. Peterson, who is a Republican investment banker who served as United States Secretary of Commerce from February 29, 1972, to February 1, 1973. TFT has partnerships with a number of news organizations, including the Washington Post, which allows both publications to jointly produce as well as share content. The current editor-in-chief is Jacqueline Leo.
Funded by / Ownership
The Fiscal Times is owned by The Fiscal Times Media Group, LLC. Revenue is derived through advertising with funding provided by Peter G. Peterson.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Fiscal Times primarily covers economic and finance news, however, they also report on politics, business, and life. Articles and headlines often do not utilize loaded emotional language such as this Democratic Senators Propose $2,000 Monthly Payments Throughout Pandemic. The information in this article is properly sourced to CBS News and The Hill. Story selection is reasonably balanced, but more tend to slightly favor a right-leaning perspective.
Editorially, The Fiscal Times does not report favorably on socialism such as this Capitalism vs. Socialism: Why Both Clinton and Sanders Are Wrong. However, they also do not endorse Trump with articles such as this: Worst Unemployment Since the Great Depression. In general, the news is reported factually with more stories slightly favoring the right through promotion of free-market capitalism.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Fiscal Times slightly Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/18/2016) Updated (5/9/2020)