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A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.
- Overall, we rate the America Talks Questionable based on Extreme Right wing bias, promotion of conspiracy theories, several failed fact checks, use of poor sources and lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, Fake News, Lack of Transparency
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
America Talks is a news and opinion website run by David Zublick who describes himself on the about page as “the Doctor of the Republic – a true American patriot.” He describes his political views as “libertarian on most issues, and is not a shill for the Republican party. He believes in limited government and the principles upon which this constitutionally limited republic was founded.” There isn’t information regarding who founded the site or the location.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership. Factcheck.Org states that America talks is “registered through Domains By Proxy, a company that hides the identity and location of the website owner.” Revenue is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, America Talks is a right wing biased website that promotes the Pizzagate conspiracy theory through publishing articles such as “BREAKING: Damning Podesta PizzaGate Evidence Unsealed”. They also promote the Seth Rich murder conspiracy by publishing this story: “Contradictions In Seth Rich Murder Continue To Challenge Hacking Narrative.”
When reporting political news the headlines are sensationalized, such as this “MSNBC Caught Lying About ‘Dirty’ Nancy Pelosi ‘Slow-Mo’ Video” and Report: FBI Tapes Show Martin Luther King Jr ‘Laughed’ As Friend Raped Parishioner”. America Talks frequently utilizes questionable sources such as the Daily Mail and Zero Hedge, as well as factually mixed sites such as the Washington Free Beacon. Further, according to factcheck.org America Talks “publish, or have published, bogus content.” In general, America Talks publishes far right content that promotes debunked conspiracies.
A factual search reveals several failed fact checks by David Zublick.
- Says Sen. Elizabeth Warren “has been on Risperdal since first being prescribed the drug in 2011.” – FALSE
- Phony Claim On Elizabeth Warren’s Health – FALSE
- Bogus Claim About ‘Impeaching’ Pelosi – FALSE
Overall, we rate the America Talks Questionable based on Extreme Right wing bias, promotion of conspiracy theories, several failed fact checks, use of poor sources and lack of transparency. (M. Huitsing 6/12/2019)