How we determined this rating:
- Community Feedback: ratings
Blind Survey: May 2023
- AllSides has low or initial confidence in this bias rating.
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About The Blaze's Bias Rating
The Blaze is featured on the AllSides Media Bias Chart™.
The Blaze is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Right.
Note: AllSides rates the bias of online media only, not print, television, or radio content.
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
TheBlaze Rated Right in May 2023 Blind Bias Survey
Respondents who rated their own bias as Left, Lean Left, Center or Lean Right rated TheBlaze as Right; respondents on the Right rated its bias as Lean Right. The average rating was Right, confirming AllSides existing media bias rating for TheBlaze.
A total of 1,009 people across the political spectrum took the survey, including 102 respondents with a self-reported Left bias; 223 with a Lean Left bias; 309 with a Center bias; 299 with a Lean Right bias, and 76 with a Right bias.
Community FeedbackFeedback does not determine ratings, but may trigger deeper review.
As of December 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The Blaze. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Right bias.
As of April 2017, a vast majority of the more than 7,000 AllSides users who voted agree with the rating of Right. These results were consistent with an earlier majority of nearly 4,000 community members who agreed with our AllSides Bias Rating™ for TheBlaze.
Confidence LevelConfidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.
As of December 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Right rating for The Blaze. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.
TheBlaze's online news, radio, and television programs have been described as having a conservative libertarian bent. TheBlaze was founded by conservative talk radio personality and entrepreneur Glenn Beck. TheBlaze is a multiplatform news and entertainment network available online, on television, and on radio. Initially launched as a website in August of 2010, Beck started TheBlaze as an alternative to mainstream media outlets he said were “distorting facts to fit rigid agendas.” The Dallas-based network includes platforms on radio, television and online, bound together by the values of truth, respect, ingenuity and family. TheBlaze merged with CRTV LLC to create Blaze Media in 2018.
The Blaze's Self-Proclaimed Conservative Bias
In December 2022, The Blaze described itself as an "alternative" media company for "people who love America." It said it was "unapologetically pro-America and pro-free speech, and although the views of our many hosts and writers are varied and diverse, our opinions tend to fall somewhere on the center-right to right of the modern American political spectrum."
Political Leanings of TheBlaze's Audience: Pew Research
A 2014 Pew Research Center study, "Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum," found that 85% of its audience is right-of-center and about half of its audience (51%) is consistently conservative in their political views.
The Blaze Ownership and FundingFunding and ownership do not influence bias ratings. We rate the bias of content only.
Owner: Mercury Radio Arts
The Blaze is owned by Blaze Media. Blaze Media is owned by Blaze Media LLC. Blaze Media was founded in 2018 as a result of a merger between TheBlaze and CRTV LLC. The company's leadership consists of CEO Tyler Cardon and president Gaston Mooney.
Financing and ownership information last updated March 26, 2022 If you think this information is out of date or needs to be updated, please contact us.