What does a Right media bias rating mean?
A Right media bias is the most conservative rating on the political spectrum. Some of these sources may be considered "right-wing news."
Sources with a Right media bias rating are most likely to show favor for:
- Decreasing government involvement in economic issues
- Decreasing federal regulations in general, giving more power to state laws
- Decreasing government spending, except for defense spending
- Using military force
- Decreasing taxes
- Outlawing abortion
- Rejection of laws that impose unnecessary burdens on businesses/the economy
- Rejection of entitlements and public funding for private needs (like healthcare)
- Personal responsibility
- A belief that government should be as small as possible
- Belief in the sovereignty of the individual over the collective
- Belief that government should be as non-intrusive as possible, leaving individuals to make their own decisions
- Aversion to rapid change; belief that tradition and prevailing norms were developed for a reason and contain wisdom that has been handed down
- Preserving the philosophy and rules enshrined in the U.S. Constitution
- Preserving cultural norms, often as outlined in the Bible, through the use of state laws
- Traditional family values
- Preserving the rights of gun owners
- Rejection of identity politics, affirmative action, the “welfare state”
- Balanced government budgets and fiscal conservatism
The AllSides Bias RatingTM reflects the average judgment of the American people.
We don't use a convoluted mathematical or artificial intelligence model, but instead have regular people representing the broad spectrum of Americans blindly rate the bias of articles. That produces a fair, verifiable bias rating. Learn more here.
Unless otherwise noted, this media bias rating refers only to news articles on their web site, not from opinion pieces or what is broadcasted on TV or radio. The opinion writers from the same media source may have different bias ratings, so individual writers often are rated separately.
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What does it mean for media bias to be rated Left, Right, Center, or anything else? These are subjective judgements made by people across the country. Our rough approximation for what each media bias means is here: Left - Lean Left - Center - Lean Right - Right.
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