The American Spectator

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Right
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The bias meter value for The American Spectator is 4. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
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The American Spectator
The American Spectator
Bias Rating Right
Type News Media
Region National
Owner American Spectator Foundation
Established 1924
Website spectator.org
Twitter @amspectator
Facebook americanspectator
Wikipedia The American Spectator
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The source displays media bias in ways that strongly align with conservative, traditional, or right-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Right rating is our most conservative rating on the political spectrum.

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About The American Spectator

The American Spectator is featured on the AllSides Media Bias Chart™.

The American Spectator is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Right.

What a "Right" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Right 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.

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As of December 2022, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The American Spectator. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Right bias.

Confidence Level

Confidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.

As of December 2022, AllSides has medium confidence in our Right rating for The American Spectator. Two bias reviews have affirmed this rating or multiple reviews have returned differing results. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

Additional Information

The American Spectator initially operated in a tabloid format. Then in the 1990s and 2000s it was published as a magazine. Returning to its tabloid format in 2013, The American Spectator began to reflect the appearance of the earlier days. Based on a blind survey and secondary research conducted by AllSides, The American Spectator has a conservative bias in their stories, and most of the community who voted agree. 

The American Spectator is a monthly magazine founded by George Nathan and Truman Newberry in 1924, based in Arlington, Virginia. Conservatively written, the magazine covers current national political news. From 1967 to 1977, the magazine was published with the name “The Alternative: An American Spectator.” After ten years, the name was switched back to the original name because the word ‘alternative’ began to be associated with radical liberals. The American Spectator featured well-known authors such as P.J. O’Rourke, Thomas Sowell, and Tom Wolfe up until the 1980s.

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The American Spectator Ownership and Funding

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Owner: American Spectator Foundation

The American Spectator is owned by The American Spectator Foundation. The American Spectator Foundation is a non-profit organization. R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is the founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator.

Financing and ownership information last updated March 11, 2021 If you think this information is out of date or needs to be updated, please contact us.

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