The American Spectator's media bias leans toward the more conservative side. In the beginning years of The American Spectator, it operated in tabloid format. In the 1990s and 2000s, the magazine was published in a more traditional format of a standard magazine. Returning to its earlier 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. Therefore, the AllSides Bias Rating™ for The American Spectator is far right.
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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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Funding, Financing and Ownership
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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
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