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 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 Boston Broadside Right biased based on editorial positions that strongly favor the right and questionable for factual reporting due to publishing conspiracy theories, propaganda, poor sourcing, and a lack of transparency.
Questionable Reasoning: Conspiracy Theories, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, False Claims Bias Rating: RIGHT Factual Reporting: MIXED Country: USA Press Freedom Rank:MOSTLY FREE Media Type: Newspaper Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
The Boston Broadside is a monthly newspaper that describes itself as “New England’s most (perhaps ONLY) Non-Liberal, Common-Sense Mass-Distributed Newspaper.” Boston Broadside’s headquarters is in Massachusetts.
The newspaper does not disclose its owner; however, according to local media, the editor Lonnie Brennan appears to be the publisher. Under the fine print section of the about page, it says the content is copyrighted to Broadside Communications, Inc. Advertising, donations, online store sales, and subscriptions generate revenue.
In another article, the author claims that The Rioters weren’t Trump supporters, as the quote from the article reads, “They had a nice, peaceful rally, unlike the BLM burnings last year. Then, a fraction of the people walked to Congress. Then, for an unknown reason, a few crazy folks got into the building.” This is one of many conspiracies associated with the Capitol Riot.
The Boston Broadside also spreads misinformation about the 2020 elections, such as“Mike Lindell: Colorado- Criminal Election Violations.” Mike Lindell frequently fails fact checks and is not a credible source. Regarding sourcing, The Boston Broadside occasionally sources; when they do, it is typically from a questionable source such asThe Epoch Times. In general, they report news and editorialize with a strong right-leaning bias. They also promote propaganda through misinformation to support a conservative agenda.
Failed Fact Checks
None in the last 5 years. See examples above.
Overall, we rate the Boston Broadside Right biased based on editorial positions that strongly favor the right and questionable for factual reporting due to publishing conspiracy theories, propaganda, poor sourcing, and a lack of transparency. (M. Huitsing 07/08/2022)