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 Update America Right Biased based on story selection and editorial opinions that favor the Christian Right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources and a lack of transparency.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2012, “Update America is a news and information service owned by Strategic Media 21, Inc. providing shareable content to people and organizations across America. We focus on certain key topics — politics, social issues, and religious freedom. Our perspective is faith-oriented; family values-oriented; and patriotic. Key issues for us are matters relative to our strength as a nation, military and veterans, the Constitution, family values, pro-Israel issues, pro-life, the President, and to economic self-sufficiency.”
The current editor is unknown.
Funded by / Ownership
Update America is owned by Strategic Media 21, Inc., which is a company that operates conservative websites. Revenue is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, this website features news and opinions from a right-wing Christian perspective. Headlines often contain loaded emotional language that favors the right such as this: Pelosi FURIOUS After Learning Trump Wants to Bus Illegals to ‘Sanctuary Cities’. This story is sourced to the Washington Post and the Questionable Blaze. Update America does not perform original news reporting, but rather quotes news stories from mostly mainstream sources and interjects conservative opinions. Editorially, Update America is Pro-Life and anti-LGBTQ. In general, this a Christian Right website with a strong conservative bias.
Overall, we rate Update America Right Biased based on story selection and editorial opinions that favor the Christian Right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources and a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 7/28/2019)