These media sources are moderate 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 Young America’s Foundation Right Biased based on story selection that favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to a few failed fact checks.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Young America’s Foundation (YAF) is a conservative youth organization founded in 1969, whose mission is to ensure that “increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.”
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Funded by / Ownership
Young America’s Foundation is funded through donations with full disclosure on the website. Some notable donors are Pat Sajak, the Koch Brothers, and Amway.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Young America’s Foundation publishes articles that almost always favor the right. There is the moderate use of loaded language such as this: Cornell Leftists Predictably Lose Touch With Reality Ahead of YAF Lecture by VP Dick Cheney. YAF usually sources their information from credible sources. However, we found instances of them publishing false information to advance an anti-abortion position. See failed fact checks.
Failed Fact Checks
- A doctor at the Mayo Clinic is misdiagnosing pregnancies of Trump supporters, so they have abortions. – Pants on Fire
- Abortion is never medically necessary – Inaccurate
Overall, we rate Young America’s Foundation Right Biased based on story selection that favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to a few failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 5/20/2018) Updated (06/16/2022)
Last Updated on June 16, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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