Daily Source Bias Check: Catholic Online



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Factual Reporting: MIXED

Notes: Catholic Online provides “Catholic News for Catholics and All People of God, to Help them Deepen their understanding of their Catholic Faith.” The website also serves as a merchandise store to buy Catholic related products such as jewelry. In reporting news, Catholic Online has a strong right wing bias through story selection. For example, there is an article that celebrates President Trump’s decision to ban transgender persons from the military, citing moral obligation. In another article, they report about witches (liberals) gathering together to put a spell on Trump. Further, in this article they cite the source WND, which has a terrible track record with fact checkers. Lastly, Catholic Online publishes far right conspiracies such as Hillary Clinton being very sick and dying. Obviously, this is/was without evidence as she is healthy today. In this same article they also predicted that if Clinton had won the election terrible things would happen to the USA, presumably by God. This is a far right wing website that promotes both conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. (D. Van Zandt 8/1/2017)

Source: http://www.catholic.org/

Conspiracy Level: Catholic Online
Pseudoscience Level: Catholic Online

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