Sources in the Conspiracy-Pseudoscience category may publish unverifiable information that is not always supported by evidence. These sources may be untrustworthy for credible/verifiable information, therefore fact checking and further investigation is recommended on a per article basis when obtaining information from these sources. See all Conspiracy-Pseudoscience sources.
- Overall, we rate Blacklisted News a moderate Conspiracy-Pseudoscience website that does publish some credible news and is therefore Mixed for factual reporting.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2006, Blacklisted News is an alternative news and opinion source that occasionally promotes conspiracy theories. A domain search reveals the website is registered to Doug Owen. According to their Patreon page “Doug Owen is the current Senior Editor of BlacklistedNews.com, political analyst, and host of the Blacklisted Radio Podcast.”
Funded by / Ownership
Blacklisted News appears to be owned by Doug Owen, however, this is not explicitly indicated on the website. Revenue is generated through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Blacklisted News publishes a podcast by Doug Owen as well as news on the website. News articles on the website often are republished from other sources such as the Questionable Quillette as well as the conspiracy website Zero Hedge. Headlines often use emotionally loaded wording such as this: PRINCETON STUDY: THE U.S. IS NOT ‘LOSING’ ITS DEMOCRACY, IT’S ALREADY LONG GONE. This story comes from the Pseudoscience website Collective-Evolution.
Editorially, Blacklisted News tends to lean left with frequent negative reporting regarding the Trump administration. They also frequently publish conspiracies such as Chemtrails, New World Order, and Clinton murder conspiracies such as this: COMPLETE LIST OF CLINTON ASSOCIATES WHO ALLEGEDLY DIED MYSTERIOUSLY OR COMMITTED SUICIDE BEFORE TESTIMONY. This story comes from the highly disreputable Gateway Pundit. In general, Blacklisted News is a website that promotes conspiracies and pseudoscience, however many stories are factual and derived from credible sources.
Overall, we rate Blacklisted News a moderate Conspiracy-Pseudoscience website that does publish some credible news and is therefore Mixed for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 10/15/2016) Updated (11/23/2019)