The Federalist

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Right
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The bias meter value for The Federalist is 4. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
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The Federalist
The Federalist
Bias Rating Right
Type News Media
Region National
Owner FDRLST Media
Established 2013
Website thefederalist.com
Twitter @FDRLST
Facebook fdrlst
Wikipedia The Federalist
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About The Federalist

The Federalist is featured on the AllSides Media Bias Chart™.

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

The Federalist is an online magazine that covers politics, policy, culture, and religion. It was co-founded by Ben Domenech, a conservative writer and TV commentator, and Sean Davis. According to Domenech, the site has "a viewpoint that rejects the assumptions of the media establishment" and says it is dedicated to discussing "the philosophical underpinnings of the day's debate" instead of focusing on what he calls "the horserace or the personalities."

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The Federalist's Self-Proclaimed Bias

In September 2013, co-founder Ben Domenech, a conservative writer and TV commentator, wrote that The Federalist was inspired by the worldview of the original TIME magazine, which he described as "[leaning] to the political right, with a small-c conservatism equipped with a populist respect for the middle class reader outside of New York and Washington, and an abiding love for America at a time when snark and cynicism were not considered substitutes for smart analysis."

Domenech wrote that The Federalist would be informed by TIME's 1920s “list of prejudices” for the magazine, which included principles such as:

  • A belief that the world is round and an admiration of the statesman’s view of all the world.
  • A general distrust of the present tendency toward increasing interference by government.
  • A prejudice against the rising cost of government.
  • Faith in the things which money cannot buy.
  • A respect for the old, particularly in manners.
  • An interest in the new, particularly in ideas.

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AllSides previously rated The Federalist as having a Lean Right media bias. After further review, the rating was changed to Right in August 2018.

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As of January 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The Federalist. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Right bias.

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As of January 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Right rating for The Federalist. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

Additional Information

The Federalist is an online magazine that covers politics, policy, culture, and religion. It was co-founded by Ben Domenech, a conservative writer and TV commentator, and Sean Davis. According to Domenech, the site has "a viewpoint that rejects the assumptions of the media establishment" and says it is dedicated to discussing "the philosophical underpinnings of the day's debate" instead of focusing on what he calls "the horserace or the personalities."

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The Federalist Ownership and Funding

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Owner: FDRLST Media

The Federalist is owned by FDRLST Media. The Federalist was co-founded by Ben Domenech and Sean Davis and launched in September 2013.

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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