Washington Free Beacon media bias rating is Right.

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Washington Free Beacon Rated Right in Aug. 2022 Small Group Editorial Review

An August 2022 Small Group Editorial Review by AllSides panelists on the left, center, and right returned a Right rating for the Washington Free Beacon. The panel found some Right bias indicators in the Washington Free Beacon, such as sensationalism, spin, and stories framing President Joe Biden and Democrats negatively.

AllSides panelists noted several instances of slant, with headlines reading, “Biden Promised To Restore ‘Respected Leadership on the World Stage.’ Swing Voters Say He’s Done the Opposite,"  and, “Tale of Two Admins: Trump Admin Paying Political Consultants Raised ‘Ethical Questions,’ But No Big Deal For Biden.” Much of the news coverage employed negativity bias in its characterization of the Biden administration’s policies in relation to topics like inflation and energy. One section of their news content is labeled “Democrats” and features articles with headlines such as, “Anti-Israel Dems Can’t Stop Blaming Their Primary Losses on the Jews.” 

A reviewer on the right noted the use of subjective qualifying adjectives and spin in headlines: “Far-Left Commentator Slurs Black Republican Senate Candidate” and “Iran Boasts It’s ‘One Step Away’ From Nuclear Weapon To ‘Turn New York Into Ruins and Hell.’” One article was critical of “diversity, equity and inclusion” efforts of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, saying such efforts “raise obvious concerns” such as “hypersensitivity, self-censorship, and language policing.” 

The Washington Free Beacon named Steve Simon, CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association, their 2021 Man of the Year for “showing the world how easy it is to treat genocidal communists with the contempt they deserve.”

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About Washington Free Beacon

According to the Washington Free Beacon’s About page,

The Washington Free Beacon is a privately owned, for-profit online newspaper that began publication on February 7, 2012. Dedicated to uncovering the stories that the powers that be hope will never see the light of day, the Free Beacon produces in-depth investigative reporting on a wide range of issues, including public policy, government affairs, international security, and media. Whether it’s exposing cronyism, finding out just who is shaping our domestic and foreign policy and why, or highlighting the threats to American security and peace in a dangerous world, the Free Beacon is committed to serving the public interest by reporting news and information that is not being fully covered by other news organizations. [Retrieved by AllSides Aug. 5, 2022]

The Library of Congress describes the Washington Free Beacon as “an American politically conservative political journalism web site.” 

The site was founded by Michael Goldfarb, an outspoken conservative described as an “anti-liberal provocateur” by The New York Times

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Who Owns and Funds Washington Free Beacon

Note: Funding and ownership is not taken into account when determining AllSides Media Bias Ratings™. Our bias ratings are determined by assessing ontent only. 

The Washington Free Beacon is financially backed by Paul Singer, a conservative American businessman and a participant in Republican politics.

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