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About RedState's Bias Rating
RedState is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Right.
RedState is a conservative political blog. According to Wikipedia, prior to 2017, it organized "RedState gatherings," a summer convention for conservative activists and grassroots political activism which featured many prominent public figures in conservative politics.
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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Aug. 2021 Independent Review
RedState is transparent about its bias, openly billing itself as a conservative news blog.
While RedState doesn't have an "About" page, a support plea on the site (pulled by AllSides on Aug. 25, 2021) read: "Support Conservative Journalism. RedState has been a leading conservative news site for over 15 years. With your support, we'll continue to expose the Left, hold big government accountable, protect your constitutional rights, and defend conservative journalism."
An Aug. 2021 Independent Review by an AllSides staffer found RedState largely posts opinion/analysis pieces (it is a blog, not a hard news website). It uses qualifying adjectives and sensationalist words in its headlines, for example (emphasis ours):
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As of March 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for RedState. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Right bias.
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As of March 2024, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Right rating for RedState. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.
On its About page, Salem Media Group says it is "America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values."
In 2015, Donald Trump, a Republican presidential candidate at the time, was disinvited from the annual RedState Gathering over comments he made about Megyn Kelly.
RedState Ownership and FundingFunding and ownership do not influence bias ratings. We rate the bias of content only.
Owner: Salem Media Group
IT was founded in 2004 as a 527 group (a type of tax-exempt organization) by Joshua Treviño, Ben Domenech, and Mike Krempasky.
Funding, financing and ownership information updated Aug. 21, 2021. If you think this information is out of date, please contact us.