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.
- Overall, we rate the New American Right Biased based on story selection that always favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to rejecting the consensus of science and poor sourcing techniques.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The New American (TNA) is a print magazine published twice a month by American Opinion Publishing Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the John Birch Society. The JBS is a right-leaning group and the editor is Gary Benoit.
Funded by / Ownership
The New American is owned by the John Birch Society, which has been described as a radical right and far-right organization. The Southern Poverty Law Center has described the John Birch Society as anti-government and anti-immigration. The New American generates revenue through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the New American publishes news that is favorable to the right. There is the frequent use of loaded emotional wording such as this: Rep. Massie Ridicules John Kerry’s “Pseudo-Science” on Climate. This story is sourced back to old New American articles and not too credible sources to support their claims. When it comes to science New American does not support the consensus of science on climate change. In general, New American publishes stories that are always favorable to the right such as this: Seattle Is Dying: Radical “Progressivism” Is the Reason.
Failed Fact Checks
- CDC admits cloth face masks don’t protect against coronavirus – False
- “We have vaccines because we didn’t have treatment for smallpox and it was a very deadly disease that made sense to have a vaccine. […] but [COVID-19]? Even without doing anything, this disease has a 99.991[%] chance of survival.” – Unsupported
Overall, we rate the New American Right Biased based on story selection that always favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to rejecting the consensus of science and poor sourcing techniques. (7/19/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 02/04/2021)