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 whitehouse.gov Right Biased based on one-sided positive reporting on the Trump Administration. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to the promotion of one-sided propaganda that does not offer balanced viewpoints. This source will change bias with each new administration.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Launched in 1994, whitehouse.gov is the official website of the White House. It contains information about the President, the Vice President, their families, press releases, proclamations, executive orders, and some speeches by White House officials. It has the official websites of several offices in the Executive Office of the President, such as the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The website is redesigned for each new President.
Funded by / Ownership
Whitehouse.gov is owned and funded by the Federal Government of the United States.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Whitehouse.gov publishes news and information about the current Presidential Administration. As of this review, Republican Donald Trump is the President of the United States. The website typically publishes statements & releases, remarks, Presidential memorandum, fact sheets and news clips. Headlines and articles use minimally loaded language such as this: Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure. Fact Sheets often highlight the successes of the Trump administration such as this: President Donald J. Trump Is Working to Create a Future of Opportunity and Prosperity for All Americans.
News is generally factual, however, it is one-sided, which is to be expected. Therefore, the website generally serves as a propaganda outlet for each administration. In this case whitehouse.gov is right biased due to only publishing positive news regarding the Trump administration.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate whitehouse.gov Right Biased based on one-sided positive reporting on the Trump Administration. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to the promotion of one-sided propaganda that does not offer balanced viewpoints. This source will change bias with each new administration. (D. Van Zandt 10/26/2019)