– Bias and Credibility

Todd Starnes - Questionable - Right Bias - Conservative - Conspiracy - Fake News - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency, and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be untrustworthy and should be fact-checked per article. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

  • Overall, we rate Far-Right Biased and Questionable based on poor sourcing, promotion of conspiracies and propaganda, lack of transparency, and numerous failed fact checks.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Conspiracy, Propaganda, Failed Fact Checks
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Founded in 2003, is the conservative opinion and news website for commentator and writer Todd Starnes. In the early 2000s, Mr. Starnes was employed by Baptist Press and, in 2019, was released from his contract with Fox News after controversial comments. He is currently a radio show host in Tennessee.

The website lacks transparency as they do not have an about page or indicate that the editorial direction of the website is conservative.

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Funded by / Ownership is owned by Starnes Media Group LLC, which Todd Starnes owns. Revenue is derived through advertising and a web store selling Starnes-related merchandise.

Analysis / Bias

In review, publishes his radio program, news, and commentary from a hyperpartisan conservative perspective. Many news stories contain audio clips from the radio program. Articles and headlines frequently contain loaded emotional language, such as Bush, Romney & Powell Don’t Want to Make America Great Again, and Massachusetts AG Slammed for Comparing Bloody Riots to Wildfires. Many stories are unsourced and rely on audio clips from the Todd Starnes radio program when it comes to sourcing information.

Editorially, the website has a section for opinion pieces that always favors the right and denigrate the left, such as this: LEFTIST TEARS: CNN’s Brian Stelter Wants You to Know He Crawled into Bed and Cried During Pandemic Meltdown and this FREEDOM! President Trump Calls For the Liberation of Virginia, Minnesota & Michigan. They also promote conspiracy theories, such as discussing how some people associated with the Clintons die tragically: Bill and Hillary Clinton Sure Do Know A Lot of People Who Died Tragically. A quote from the story states, “almost 50 people who have either died from suicide or in some tragic accident and they’re all closely connected to the Clintons. What do we make of this? Coincidence or is there something more nefarious going on here?”

In general, story selection almost always favors the right with stories promoting propaganda to denigrate the left, such as this: Fake Newsers Are A Bunch Of No-Good, Low-Down Liberal Liars. A quote from the article reads, “They’re a bunch of low-down, no-good, liberal liars.” reports news with a far-right bias that is not always factual, as evidenced by several failed fact checks and the promotion of conspiracy theories, as seen above.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Far-Right Biased and Questionable based on poor sourcing, promotion of conspiracies and propaganda, lack of transparency, and numerous failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 6/8/2020) Updated (01/19/2022)


Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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