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Daily Source Bias Check: Breaking Defense

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation.  See all Right-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate Breaking Defense Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor a more right-leaning authoritarian military approach. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Founded in 2010, Breaking Defense is an online defense magazine. According to their about page “Breaking Defense is the digital magazine on the strategy, politics, and technology of defense. We offer analysis, perspective and insight on news developments that military, political and industry decision-makers rely upon.” The current editor is Colin Clark.

Read our profile on United States government and media.

Funded by / Ownership

Breaking Defense is owned by Breaking Media, Inc. Revenue is derived through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Breaking Defense covers military and defense with minimal use of loaded language such as this DARPA Space Manufacturing Project Sparks Controversy. This story, like most is properly sourced to media outlets such as Spacenews.com and defense.gov. 

Editorially, they do not directly publish op-eds, however, many stories do contain opinions such as this China Supply Chain, Backdoor Money ‘Huge Priority’ For Biden Pentagon, which is hopeful of the Biden Administration, but also critical. They have also accurately fact-checked former President Donald Trump on false claims Trump’s Claim Of $2.5 Trillion In DoD Dough: Not True. In general, they report news factually with a slight right-leaning bias that favors a more authoritarian use of the military.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date. In fact, they are used as a resource for IFCN fact-checkers.

Overall, we rate Breaking Defense Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor a more right-leaning authoritarian military approach. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/11/2017) Updated (2/12/2021)

Source: https://breakingdefense.com/

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