One America News Network (OAN)
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About One America News Network (OAN)'s Bias Rating
One America News Network (OAN) is featured on the AllSides Media Bias Chart™.
One America News Network (OAN) is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Right.
The network was established in 2013 in partnership with The Washington Times to provide journalism for a conservative and center-right audience. OAN airs 24 hour cable news coverage as well; however, as with all of our sources, AllSides only analyzes and rates the online journalism.
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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OAN Rated Right Following Mar. 2023 Small Group Editorial Review and Feb. 2023 Blind Bias Survey
One America News Network’s (OAN) bias was rated Lean Right by Americans across the political spectrum in the Feb. 2023 Blind Bias Survey. This differed from AllSides' existing rating of Right. After conducting a Small Group Editorial Review in March of 2023, during which three left, center, and right reviewers rated OAN as Right on average, AllSides opted to keep OAN’s rating as Right, and its AllSides Media Bias Meter™ rating was adjusted to incorporate the results of the Blind Bias Survey.
In the Blind Bias Survey, there was broad agreement among respondent groups about OAN's bias. Respondents from all sides of the political spectrum — left, right, and center — rated OAN Lean Right on average.
The AllSides Small Group Editorial Review returned a bias rating of Right for OAN. Each reviewer on the multipartisan panel gave a rating of Right for OAN overall, citing instances of slant, sensationalism, story choice appealing to conservatives, and bias by omission of left-leaning voices.
AllSides panelists noted the use of sensationalism in the headline of an article titled Anarchy Hits “Cop City.” In another headline, Arizona Christian University Pledges Action After LGBTQ Activist School Board Strikes Down Partnership, a reviewer from the Center noted a sensational use of the word “activist” to describe a school board that opposed only one partnership. Similarly, language in an article about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was seen to be sensational, saying DeSantis “took shots” at Gavin Newsom and “attacked” California for the “demise of liberal states.” Other headlines employed spin that favored right-leaning perspectives, including James O’Keefe Is Not Backing Down and Veteran Responds To Zelensky Taunting U.S. Troops.
All reviewers noted the presence of right-leaning story choice, with no stories representing the interests of the left and very few including left-leaning voices:
- Prominent Figures Michael Moore And Gavin Newsom Promote Walgreens Boycott
- Stock Pickers Reckon It’s Time To Move On From Central Bank
- Rep. Byron Donalds Says Conservatives Want Action Now
- “Catastrophic Contagion” Simulation, Russell Brand Destroys MSM Narrative
- Female Skateboarder Places 2nd To A Trans Competitor
- OAN Welcomes The New President Of The San Diego Young Republicans
Coverage of President Biden was largely seen to be negative, containing right-leaning slant. An article titled Biden Compared Asylum Seekers To Jews Fleeing Nazis notes that President Biden made “questionable remarks” and emphasizes the hike in southern border interactions. Another article highlights President Biden’s refusal to answer reporter questions about COVID-19.
OAN Rated Right in Feb. 2022 Independent Review
An independent review of OAN conducted in February 2022 by a Center-rated AllSides team member noted a constant use of sensationalism and heavy focus on issues of importance to the right, with little to no coverage or analysis of left-leaning perspectives and issues.
Community FeedbackFeedback does not determine ratings, but may trigger deeper review.
As of September 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for One America News Network (OAN). On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Right bias.
Confidence LevelConfidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.
As of September 2023, AllSides has medium confidence in our Right rating for One America News Network (OAN). An Editorial Review or Blind Bias Survey has 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.