These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
Overall, we rate Bounding Into Comics Right Biased based on occasional story selection and editorial positions that align with the Alt-Right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the publication of a false story that was shared widely.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2014 by John F. Trent, Bounding Into Comics is a website that reports on comic culture, comic books and entertainment in general. According to their about page “Bounding Into Comics is the premiere destination for nerd culture focusing primarily on comic books, comic book movies, and comic book television.” John F. Trent is the Editor-in-Chief.
Bounding into Comics has been accused of promoting hate through their association with Comicsgate, which rejects progressive themes in comic books. The movement has been described as part of the alt-right movement, and as a harassment campaign which “targets women, people of color, and LGBT folk in the comic book industry”. Bounding into Comics denies any connection to hate here.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check. However, further investigation shows that Bounding into Comics had to retract a story that was based on a fake tweet, which resulted in harassment of Alyssa Wong. In an article by The Mary Sue, titled Right-Wingers Tried to Take Down Author Alyssa Wong With a Fake Tweet. Why? They state “Bounding into Comics regularly runs news stories designed to promote its right-wing agenda in an overt, unsubtle manner. They regularly target and direct hate toward diverse voices.”
According to the Vulture, “A Comicsgate news-hub called Bounding Into Comics emerged, where progressive creators and critics are regularly accused of harassing or silencing conservatives.”
Overall, we rate Bounding Into Comics Right Biased based on occasional story selection and editorial positions that align with the Alt-Right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the publication of a false story that was shared widely. (D. Van Zandt 10/21/2019) Updated (10/24/2019)