Media Research Center
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About Media Research Center's Bias Rating
Media Research Center is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Right.
The Media Research Center (MRC) is transparent about its bias. Its homepage states (retrieved Dec. 8, 2022), "The mission of The Media Research Center is to document and combat the falsehoods and censorship of the news media, entertainment media and Big Tech in order to defend and preserve America's founding principles and Judeo-Christian values."
The MRC's About page states (retrieved Dec. 8, 2022), "The MRC’s commitment to neutralizing leftist bias in the news media and popular culture has had a critical impact on the way Americans view the liberal media. The MRC is able to effectively educate the public about left-wing media bias by integrating cutting-edge news monitoring capabilities with a sophisticated marketing operation."
The MRC also runs a blog, NewsBusters. NewsBusters is also transparent about its bias, stating on its About page (retrieved Dec. 8, 2022), "Welcome to NewsBusters, Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias 24/7, a project of the Media Research Center (MRC), America’s leading media watchdog in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias."
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.Learn more about Right ratings
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MRC Rated Right in Dec. 2022 Independent Review
MRC's bias was confirmed as Right in a Dec. 2022 Independent Review by an AllSides reviewer.
The reviewer noted MRC's story choice and framing aligned with the conservative right, with an article expressing concern about alleged Big Tech censorship stating that "Google is burying the campaign websites of its fiercest critics on Capitol Hill." Another article about billionaire George Soros' ties to the media noted, "The journalism and activist media groups Soros supports mold public opinion on practically every continent and in many languages. They also insulate him from inquiry because reporters see him as an ally, not a target for investigation." Other stories focused on Hunter Biden scandals and accused the media of censoring the stories, stating that "the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks [are] doing all they can to avoid telling their audiences about the stunning revelations that have sprung from Hunter’s hard drive." (Read more about Hunter Biden here.) An MRC explainer video detailed how "two of the biggest names in the fact checking industry — Politifact and Snopes — abuse their role to tilt the scales in Democrats’ favor."
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As of October 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Media Research Center. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Right bias.
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As of October 2023, AllSides has high confidence in our Right rating for Media Research Center. Two or more bias reviews have affirmed this rating or the source is transparent about bias.
MRC's stated mission is: "To Create a Media Culture in America Where Truth and Liberty Flourish." According to its about page:
"Since 1987, the MRC has worked to expose and neutralize the propaganda arm of the Left: the national news media. The MRC’s commitment to neutralizing leftist bias in the news media and popular culture has had a critical impact on the way Americans view the liberal media. The MRC is able to effectively educate the public about left-wing media bias by integrating cutting-edge news monitoring capabilities with a sophisticated marketing operation. MRC generated an average of 376.8 million impressions each week last year. This includes radio, television, social media, email, and websites."