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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: The Tennessee Star is a news and opinion website with a right wing bias in reporting. The website does not have an about page that shows mission and ownership, however their Facebook page states: “The Tennessee Star is your NEW place for news and information that matters. Investigative Reports, thoughtful Opinion, Sports, Lifestyle, and more.”
In review, The Tennessee Star presents news with a right wing bias through story selection that usually favors the right. All articles are properly sourced and generally use credible mainstream sources. There is some use of loaded words within news stories, but not excessive. Editorially, The Tennessee Star has a far right bias with frequent use of strong emotional loaded words that favor the right and denigrate the left. We could not find any instances of failed fact checks for this source. Overall, we rate The Tennessee Star Right biased and High for factual news reporting. (D. Van Zandt 10/26/2017)