AllSides Media Bias Rating: Lean Right

What does a “Lean Right” media bias rating mean?

A Lean Right bias is a moderately conservative rating on the political spectrum.

Sources with this rating may moderately show favor for at least some of the following:

  • Decreasing government involvement in economic issues
  • Decreasing federal regulations in general, giving more power to state laws
  • Belief that government should be as small and non-intrusive as possible, leaving individuals to make their own decisions
  • Personal responsibility
  • Freedom of speech
  • Decreasing government spending, except for defense spending
  • Decreasing taxes
  • Preserving the rights of gun owners
  • Belief in the sovereignty of the individual over the collective
  • Using military force when it protects American interests
  • Maintaining strong border security: ensuring all immigrants enter through a legal process and are properly vetted to make certain they are not violent criminals; preventing illegal immigrants from entering or staying in the country
  • Rejection of laws that impose unnecessary burdens on businesses/the economy
  • Rejection of entitlements and public funding for private needs (like healthcare)
  • Outlawing or restricting abortion
  • A belief that government should be as small as possible
  • Traditional family values
  • Aversion to rapid change; belief that tradition and prevailing norms were developed for a reason and contain wisdom that has been handed down and should be preserved
  • 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
  • Rejection of identity politics, affirmative action, the “welfare state”
  • Balanced government budgets and fiscal conservatism

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