Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2005, Acting Man is a news and opinion website and a forum. Acting Man has a libertarian perspective and endorses Austrian Economic Theory. This source lacks transparency as they do not offer an about page or explain ownership, but they provide short bios for authors.
Funded by / Ownership
Acting Man does not clearly describe ownership, and revenue is derived through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Acting Man is a blog focused on libertarian and Austrian Economics. Most headlines have minimal loaded words, but several articles do, for example, in the article Trump Vs. The Deep State refers to the Obama Administration as the “Obummer Administration,” an old childish term for those who oppose the former President. This instantly diminishes the credibility of the source. Further, in this same article, the only source listed as a reference is Zero Hedge, which we have rated as a conspiracy website.
Editorially, most stories favor the right. In general, this is a low credibility blog that favors the right.
Failed Fact Checks
- An IFCN fact-checker has not fact-checked them
Overall, we rate Acting Man Right Biased and Questionable based on a lack of transparency and the use of poor sources. (D. Van Zandt 3/17/2017) Updated (12/23/2021)
Last Updated on May 26, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check