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 Western Journal Right Biased based on story selection that strongly favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to four failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
The Western Journal, previously known as Western Journalism, is an American conservative news and political website based in Phoenix, Arizona. The site was founded by political consultant Floyd Brown in 2008. According to their about page “The Western Journal is a news company that drives positive cultural change by equipping readers with truth. Every day, WesternJournal.com publishes conservative, libertarian, free-market, and pro-family writers and broadcasters.”
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Analysis / Bias
The Western Journal is a news and opinion website with story selection that always favors the right and is negative toward the left. There is the frequent use of moderately loaded language in headlines such as this: The Clinton State Department’s Major Security Breach That Everyone Is Ignoring. The Western Journal typically sources its information to credible media outlets, though story selection and wording usually spin information favorably to the right.
- Did the Boy Scouts Lose 425,000 Members Because of a Gender-Inclusive Name Change? – Unproven
- “Media Hysteria: Climate Change ‘Heat Records’ Are a Huge Data Manipulation” – False
- “Pelosi Sinks to New Low, Tells Dems: If You Have to Lie to Voters to Win, Do It,” – False
- Is California considering legislation that would ban the Bible? – False
Overall, we rate Western Journal Right Biased based on story selection that strongly favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to four failed fact checks. (10/15/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 5/29/2020)