RedState

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Right
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The bias meter value for RedState is 4.00. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
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RedState
RedState
Bias Rating Right
Type News Media
Region National
Owner Salem Media Group
Established 2004
Twitter @RedState
Facebook RedStateBlog
Wikipedia RedState
What a Right Bias Rating Means

The source displays media bias in ways that strongly align with conservative, traditional, or right-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Right rating is our most conservative rating on the political spectrum.

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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.

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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):

Tucker Carlson Savages Lindsey Graham and the Reason Might Surprise You

Some Very Odd Results in the Cable News Ratings Following the Afghanistan Implosion

Joe Biden, With Eyes Bloodshot and Five Hours Late, Insults Everyone Watching With Surreal Presser

What I Learned From Helpless Refugees in a War Zone That Heartless Joe Biden Really Should Know

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Community Feedback

Feedback does not determine ratings, but may trigger deeper review.

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.

Confidence Level

Confidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.

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.

Additional Information

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.

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RedState Ownership and Funding

Funding and ownership do not influence bias ratings. We rate the bias of content only.

Owner: Salem Media Group

RedState is owned by the Salem Media Group after being acquired by it in January 2014. Salem Media Group is a conservative media company.

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.

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