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An A-Z Guide To Right Wing Media

 

Allenbwest

The website allenbwest.com is run by Allen West, a retired Lieutenant Colonel and a former Republican Representative from 22nd district of Florida.  His site is known for its far right bias and for publishing right wing conspiracy theories. 

 

America’s Survival

America’s Survival is run by Cliff Kincaid, who also serves as director of the conservative watchdog group Accuracy in Media’s Center for Investigative Reporting. 

 

Breitbart

Breitbart is owned by CEO Larry Solov, Andrew Breitbart’s widow Susie Breitbart and the mega-GOP-donor Mercer family, according to Politico.  (Read New Yorker feature story on Robert Mercer, “The Reclusive Hedge Fund Tycoon Behind Trump.) Founded: 2007.  

 

Buchanan.org

The official website of former Nixon speechwriter Pat Buchanan who has had a long and influential career in conservative politics and remains a powerful voice in print, online and broadcasting.  Twice, he sought the GOP nomination for president.  

 

Circa

Circa is digital news service from Sinclair Broadcast Group.  It's positioned as Sinclair's sole national news and entertainment brand.  Founded: July 2016.  

 

CNS

CNS was created by the right-leaning Media Research Council (tagline: America's media watchdog) to offer an alternative news source to what the organization considered was a bias in news reporting.  The website offers commentary as well as coverage of national, international and Washington, DC, events.  Founded: 1998.  

 

Conservative Review

This website is intended for conservative voters who may need information about federal officials or those seeking to become federal officials.  Attorney Mark Levin, who was the chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese, is the site’s editor-in-chief. Founded: 2014.  

 

Conservative Tribune

According to the company's website, The Conservative Tribune   "promotes the values of family, limited government and individual freedom.  The company was acquired by Liftable Media in 2014, publisher of another right-wing website The Western Journal.  Liftable's values "are integrally based on the Bible, the ultimate source of wisdom and the inspired, infallible, inerrant word of God."  The Conservative Tribune has been criticized for promoting right wing conspiracies and glorifying violence against African Americans and Muslim.  

 

Daily Caller

Conservative Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel, a former chief policy advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney founded The Dailer Caller in 2010 as an alternative to the liberal Huffington Post. Founded: 2010.  

 

Daily Signal

The Daily Signal is supported by the conservative political think tank, The Heritage Foundation.  One of the founders of The Heritage Foundation in 1972 was conservative beer magnate Joseph Coors.  Founded: 2014.  

 

Daily Wire

Founded in 2015 by commentator and lawyer Ben Shapiro, The Daily Wire is a conservative news and opinion website.  Shapiro, who serves as editor-in-chief, is the author of several books including “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America,” “Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth” and “Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future.”

 

The Federalist

The Federalist was co-founded in 2013 by Ben Domenech and Sean Davis (former CFO of the Daily Caller and former economic policy advisor to Gov. Rick Perry).  It is considered influential for followers of conservative and libertarian causes.   Founded: 2013.  

 

Foxnews.com

Foxnews.com is the companion website to the popular 24-hour news network Fox News, which launched in 1996.  It is part of 21st  Century Fox, run by right-leaning mogul Rupert Murdoch. 

 

Gateway Pundit

The Gateway Pundit was founded in 2004 by conservative blogger Jim Hoft who wanted to “expose the wickedness of the left.”  The site appears to be favored by President Trump who often tweeted out links to Gateway Pundit stories during the 2016 campaign. Media Matters wondered in 2010 if Hoft was the dumbest man on the Internet and went on to say that “in spite of the fact that Hoft embarrasses himself on a near-daily basis….he has managed to carve out a role as one of the most-read, most respected writers in the conservative blogosphere.” Founded: 2004.  

 

Infowars

The website is run by Alex Jones, a far-right radio talk show host and conspiracy theorist.  He has claimed that the government was behind the 9/11 attacks, the tragedies at Columbine, Oklahoma City, Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon, according to Media Matters.

 

LifeZette

Launched in 2015 by conservative commentator Laura Ingraham who is also the editor-in-chief,  LifeZette covers not just politics but also culture and entertainment.  Ingraham is a regular commentator on Fox News and hosts a nationally syndicated radio show.  She worked as a speechwriter for President Reagan and was also mentioned as a possible press secretary to Donald Trump.

 

One America News Network (OANN)

The San Diego-based Herring family launched this cable news network in 2013 in partnership with conservative The Washington Times.  There is also an online component.  (See story in The Wall Street Journal.)

 

National Review

A semi-monthly magazine focusing on the political right and one of the oldest conservative publications.   William F. Buckley founded the magazine in 1955. 

 

New American

The parent company of The New American is the John Birch Society.

 

NewsBusters

NewsBusters is a project of the Media Research Center one of America’s leading media watchdogs in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias.  Founded: 2005.  

 

Newsmax

According to Wikipedia, Newsmax was launched by Chris Ruddy in 1998 and has become one of the country’s most visited conservative websites.  Key figures who have invested or are on the board of directors include the family of the late CIA Director William Colby, Arnaud de Borchgrave, and Admiral Thomas Moorer, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

 

PJ Media

Founded in 2005 as Pajama Media, PJ Media is a digital media company featuring a collaborative blog of conservative opinion and commentary.  Its majority owner is reclusive billionaire and tech entrepreneur and software coder Aubrey Chernick.  The right-wing television arm of the company – PJTV.com shuttered in 2016 after nearly eight years (see Daily Beast article). 

 

Rasmussen Reports

A controversial DC-based polling company long accused of having a GOP bias.  The results of the Rasmussen polls often drive a positive narrative in the right wing media.  (Read 2010 Washington Post profile of founder Scott Rasmussen.)

 

RedState

In January 2014, Eagle Publishing was acquired by Salem Media Group, which 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.  According to Wikipedia, in August 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was disinvited from the annual RedState gathering following controversial statements he made about American journalist Megyn Kelly. Kelly was invited to the gathering instead.[2] Since then, RedState has been one of the main centers of conservative opposition to Trump's campaign for the Presidency, with most of its writers and editors vocally opposing Trump.  Other websites affiliated with RedState include Townhall, Hot Air, Bearing Arms, Twitchy and Human Events. 

 

Right Wing News

Conservative blogger John Hawkins owns the Right Wing News.  In 2013, Hawkins helped lead a boycott of Capital One for having liberal Alec Baldwin as the spokesman. 

 

Rush Limbaugh

Controversial, powerful and popular radio talk show host and conservative political commentator.  His radio program is probably the most listened to talk-radio show in the country.  

 

TheBlaze

Conservative talk radio personality Glenn Beck founded TheBlaze in 2010 as a conservative multiplatform business.

 

Toddstarnes.com   

Toddstarnes.com describes itself as a "website for conservative patriots who want to restore traditional American values."  It is run by conservative columnist and commentator, Todd Starnes who joined Fox News Radio  in 2005 and later became a featured columnist for Foxnews.com.  He is the author of several books including "The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again"  (pub date: 2017).  

 

Townhall

Townhall claims to be the leading conservative website.  It features more than 100 columnists and opinion leaders offering political commentary and analysis.  It is part of Salem Communications. (See RedState)

 

Truth Revolt

The Truth Revolt is a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative think tank.  A core belief of the Center is  that the political left has declared war on America and its constitutional system, and is willing to collaborate with America’s enemies abroad and criminals at home to bring America down. The Center also believes in the threat from the enemy within, a fifth column force that was steadily expanding its influence within the Democratic Party.  Truth Revolt is devoted to exposing what it perceives to be liberal bias in the media.  It was founded in 2013. 

 

Twitchy

Twitchy was founded in 2012 by conservative commentator and Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin,  who also founded Hot Air.  Both websites are part of Salem Communications. Malkin is the author of several conservative-leaning books including "Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America's Best & Brightest Workers."  Twitchy describes itself as "a ground-breaking social media curation site powered by a kinetic staff of social media junkies. We mine Twitter to bring you 'who said what' in U.S. politics, global news, sports, entertainment, media, and breaking news 24/7."

 

 Washington Examiner

The Examiner is a conservative DC-based website and weekly magazine, which is part of Clarity Media.  When conservative owner Philip Anschutz relaunched the media outlet in its current form in 2013, he envisioned a right-leaning competitor to The Washington Post.   

 

Washington Free Beacon

Conservative political blogger and former John McCain deputy communications director Michael Goldfarb co-founded The Washington Free Beacon in 2012. 

 

Weekly Standard

First published in 1995 by News Corporation, The Weekly Standard is a leading magazine of conservative opinion and ideas.  Contributing writers include P.J. O’Rourke, David Frum and Brit Hume. 

 

WND (formerly known as WorldNetDaily)

Founded in 1997 by Joseph Farah, WND claims to be the largest Christian website in the world.  According to the Southern Law Poverty Center, WND is “one of the most unhinged far-right “news” sites on the Internet.WND specializes in anti-Obama ‘birtherism,’ wild accusations against LGBT people, anti-Muslim rhetoric and a huge dose of just plain lunacy, such as a six-part series that made the claim that eating soy causes homosexuality.”  Founded: 1997.