Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda. Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2015, American Patriot Daily is a news and opinion blog with an extreme right wing bias in reporting. The website completely lacks transparency as they do not have an about page, disclose authors or ownership.
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Funded by / Ownership
American Patriot Daily does not disclose ownership though they do list American Patriot News Network, LLC at the bottom of pages. This LLC is listed as based in Virginia, however names are not associated with the LLC. Revenue is derived through onsite advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, American Patriot Daily does not produce original news reporting, but rather takes existing stories from other sources and adds conservative opinions. There is frequent use of highly emotional language such as this: Nancy Pelosi Committed Political Suicide With One Impeachment Announcement. This story does not contain a single hyperlink to support their claims. Another story titled One Top Trump Whistleblower Was Just Caught Red-Handed Doing the Unthinkable…Also uses loaded language that does not match the content of the story. Further, the story contains highly biased commentary such as this: “The coup attempt against President Trump is well underway. But while Democrats are working overtime to destroy the President, the mainstream media just made one mistake that will come back to bite them.” Do we really need to explain the difference between a coup attempt and using legal channels…I hope not! If you have questions on this let us know through our contact forms and we will give you facts.
American Patriot Daily also promotes conspiracy theories such as the Clinton’s murdering rivals and opponents, which never seems to come true: This Murder Investigation Could Ruin Hillary Clinton. Finally, this source also promoted the Obama as a Muslim conspiracy theory as seen here: Obama’s Muslim background and coke habit came back to haunt him. In general, this is a fake news source that routinely publishes misleading and un-sourced information to dupe gullible people into believing falsehoods.
Overall, we rate American Patriot Daily Questionable based on extreme Right wing bias, poor sourcing, promotion of conspiracies, propaganda and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 5/22/2017) Updated (12/15/2019)