Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, Failed Fact Check
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2014, Blunt Force Truth is a podcast hosted by long time game show host Chuck Woolery. We are reviewing the content of his website for this review. Chuck Woolery is a conservative who has multiple controversies surrounding him such as claims of antisemitism. According to their about page BFT “digs deeper into current events and the issues that matter to America and the world today.”
Funded by / Ownership
Blunt Force Truth is owned by Two and Two Broadcasting, LLC. It is unknown who owns this LLC. Revenue is derived through advertising, donations, and a merchandise shop.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website essentially republishes news from other hyper-partisan conservative sources. Some of these sources are on our questionable list such as Gateway Pundit and American Lookout. All articles on Blunt Force Truth favor the right and are anti-left. There is a strong use of loaded language such as this: CONFIRMED: Governor Whitmer Begs Michiganders Not to Travel to their Summer Home — Then Her Cars Are Seen Parked Outside of HER SUMMER HOME!. In general this a far-right biased source that rarely publishes factual information as evidence by their use of highly questionable sources who have terrible track records with fact-checkers.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Blunt Force Truth a Questionable source based on far-right bias, promotion of propaganda and conspiracies as well as the use of poor sources that routinely fail fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 2/24/2018) Updated (5/21/2020)
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