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- Overall, we rate American Action News Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency and listing an address to a room number in a Holiday Inn. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the presentation of one-sided right biased opinions and the use of sources that have failed fact checks.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing, Conspiracy, Pseudoscience
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2013, American Action News is a conservative news and opinion website that lacks transparency. According to their about page, “We aren’t a mainstream media organization and aren’t obligated to play by the rules of anti-Trump bias and political correctness. This gives us the freedom to pull no punches and fight for the causes real Americans believe in.”
American Action News has a contact page that lists the following address: 625 First Street #183 Alexandria, VA 22314. This address is that of a Holiday Inn. Interestingly, room #183 also hosts numerous questionable conservative websites such as 1600 Daily, American Update, For Liberty, and Trump Train News. In total, 12 conservative websites are linked to this room number in the Holiday Inn. Further, the website also lists another address linked to a virtual mailbox.
Funded by / Ownership
American Action News is owned and published by American Media Source, which works with the Political List Brokers that support Republican Candidates. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, American Action News does not perform original news reporting but takes quotes and snippets from other sources and adds opinions from a conservative perspective. Headlines and articles often contain moderate loaded emotional language such as this: U.S. Attorney Durham Releases Stunning Statement Disputing FISA Report. This story is sourced from Fox News. All other stories reviewed utilized mostly credible mainstream sources such as The Hill, New York Post, and Washington Examiner.
Story selection always favors the right and denigrates the left. The website also features a section called Opinion, which links to the same stories found on its homepage. This sort of makes sense as this is primarily an opinion website. In general, the news reported on American Action News is rooted in fact, with conservative opinion interjected and a completely one-sided perspective. They have also promoted election fraud conspiracies and misinformation regarding Covid-19.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate American Action News Questionable based on a lack of transparency and listing an address to a room number in a Holiday Inn. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the presentation of one-sided right biased opinions and the use of sources that have failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 12/12/2019) Updated (08/24/2022)
Last Updated on May 12, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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