American Lookout – Bias and Credibility

American Lookout - Extreme Right Bias - Propaganda -Fake News - Questionable - Not Credible

Factual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


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 American Lookout Right biased and Questionable due to the frequent use of poor sources that have failed fact checks, lack of transparency with ownership, one-sided reporting, and failed fact checks of their own.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracies, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Failed Fact Checks
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic

MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Founded in 2016 by Mike LaChance, American Lookout is a conservative news and opinion site. Mike LaChance has written for Legal Insurrection, the Daily Caller, Townhall, Gateway Pundit, Breitbart, and others. According to their about page, “We’re Americans writing for Americans about the news you won’t see anywhere else.”

Read our profile on USA Media and Government.

Funded by / Ownership

The website lacks transparency as it does not openly disclose ownership, though it is assumed Mike LaChance is the owner. Revenue is derived through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, American Lookout does not produce original news reporting but instead provides a conservative opinion before quoting or linking to the full article from another source. Some of the sources they link to are the Mixed factual Daily Caller, the Questionable Breitbart, RedState, and Townhall. Wording denigrates Democrats such as this Democrats Panic As Suburban Vote Begins Slipping Away From Joe Biden. At the same time, other stories glorify Republican President Trump, such as this President Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize AGAIN For Helping Broker Deal Between Kosovo And Serbia. Generally, all stories favor the right and mostly denigrate the left while consistently using very poor sources who frequently fail fact checks.

American Lookout frequently publishes conspiracies that favor the right and denigrate the left, such as this related to the Clinton body count conspiracy Media Ignored THREE SUSPICIOUS DEATHS Of Men Tied To Hillary – WILL TRUMP INVESTIGATE? They also promoted false election fraud conspiracies during the 2020 election, such as this Trump Supporters Descend On DC For ‘Stop The Steal’ Rally. In general, they hold an extreme right bias and frequently publish false or misleading claims.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate American Lookout as extreme right-biased and Questionable due to the frequent use of poor sources that have failed fact checks, lack of transparency with ownership, one-sided reporting, and failed fact checks of their own. (D. Van Zandt 11/23/2016) Updated (10/29/2023)


Last Updated on October 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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