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About NewsBusters's Bias Rating
NewsBusters is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Right.
Newsbusters is transparent about its bias, stating on its About page, "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."
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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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Newsbusters Rated Right in Dec. 2022 Independent Review
A Dec. 2022 Independent Review of Newsbusters returned a Right rating.
Newsbusters showed strong story choice and slant that aligned with the right. In one article, Newsbusters accused media networks ABC, NBC and CBS of ignoring the Twitter Files development on the Hunter Biden laptop scandal; another article stated that a children's book that "promoted transgenderism" "should be" under scrutiny; another stated that major networks were ignoring that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was under investigation for potential ethics violations. Another article was critical of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which threatened to file a complaint against a Memphis hospital for pausing transgender sex change surgeries. Newsbusters wrote, "the ACLU long ago lost interest in the stuff that’s actually in the Bill of Rights and is working to secure other important liberties: like the right to have doctors mutilate your private parts, whether they want to or not."
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As of February 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for NewsBusters. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Right bias.
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As of February 2024, AllSides has high confidence in our Right rating for NewsBusters. Two or more bias reviews have affirmed this rating or the source is transparent about bias.
According to NewsBusters' About page, "In August of 2005, the MRC launched the NewsBusters blog to provide immediate exposure of national media bias, unfairness, inaccuracy, and occasional idiocy." "With a sophisticated 24-hour recording operation and a huge archive of broadcast and cable news recordings dating back to 1987, NewsBusters plays a leading role in both short-term outrages and long-term trends in liberal media tilt."
NewsBusters Ownership and FundingFunding and ownership do not influence bias ratings. We rate the bias of content only.
Owner: L. Brent Bozell III