What does a Right media bias rating mean?
Sources with a Right AllSides Media Bias Rating™ display media bias in ways that strongly align with conservative, traditional, or right-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Right bias is the most conservative rating on the political spectrum. Some of these sources or writers may be considered "right-wing news."
A Right media bias rating from AllSides doesn't necessarily mean the source is extreme, wrong, not credible, or unreasonable, just as a Center rating doesn't necessarily mean the source is the most fair, credible, or reasonable. We encourage people to read outlets across the political spectrum to get multiple perspectives.
Outlets with a Right AllSides Media Bias Rating™ fall between and +3.00 to +6.00 on the AllSides Media Bias Meter™.
The bias meter rating categories are as follows:
Left: -6.00 to -3.00
Lean Left: -2.99 to -1.00
Center: -0.99 to +0.99
Lean Right: +1.00 to +2.99
Right: +3.00 to +6.00
Sources with a Right media bias rating are simply most likely to show favor for:
- Freedom of speech
- Traditional family values
- Decreasing taxes
- Preserving the rights of gun owners
- Outlawing or restricting abortion
- Reliance on personal responsibility rather than government fiat
- Decreasing federal regulations, giving more power to state laws
- Decreasing government spending and involvement in economic issues
- Preserving the philosophy and rules enshrined in the U.S. Constitution
- Rejection of total equality or equity as an organizing principle of society
- Belief in equality under the law and equal opportunity, with no favoritism, subsidies, or targeted prohibitions imposed by government
- Belief in the sovereignty of the individual over the collective and the preservation of all personal freedoms (libertarian thought)
- Belief that some personal freedoms may need to be limited (such as drug use) to maintain public order and societal flourishing (conservative thought)
- Belief that government should be as small and non-intrusive as possible, leaving individuals to make their own decisions (libertarian thought)
- Belief that government should encourage decisions that lead to societal flourishing (such as family formation) and discourage harm (conservative thought)
- Rejection of left-wing identity politics, gender identity, affirmative action, the “welfare state”
- Maintaining strong border security; ensuring all immigrants enter through a legal process or restricting immigration entirely
- Rejection of laws that impose unnecessary burdens on businesses/the economy
- Belief that the government needs to provide some collective goods (water, public parks, libraries) but its scope should be very limited
- Belief that tradition and prevailing cultural norms contain wisdom that has been handed down and should be preserved
- Preserving a traditional moral framework, often as outlined in religious traditions, through the use of state laws
- Balanced government budgets and fiscal conservatism