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 TheStreet Right-Center biased based on support for free market economics. 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 1996 by Jim Cramer (CNBC’s “Mad Money”) TheStreet is a website that publishes financial and investment news for both experienced and novice investor.
Funded by / Ownership
In 2019, The Street Inc. sold the website to TheMaven for 16.5 million dollars. Revenue is generated through advertising as well as subscription fees for premium content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, TheStreet provides original financial, investment news, and tips with minimal bias. However, they do employ sensationalized wording such as this headline: Dow Ends Off 1,032; Stocks Slammed as Coronavirus Spreads Outside Asia. They also report news that is important to investors such as this Apple Loses Appeal of Patent Verdict, Is Liable for $440 Million Damages. When it comes to sourcing, TheStreet uses a combination of hyperlinks and first-person opinion analysis.
Editorially, Jim Cramer often reports favorably on President Trump’s record with the stock market, while at the same time featuring negative reporting toward progressive Democrats such as this: Jim Cramer: It’s Almost as if the Democrats Have a ‘Death Wish’ Against Trump. In general, this website supports a free market with less government intervention in markets.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate TheStreet Right-Center biased based on support for free market economics. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/24/2020)