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- Overall, we rate Breaking First Questionable based on extreme right bias, promotion of propaganda, use of poor sources that frequently fail fact checks, and a lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Poor sourcing, Propaganda, Lack of Transparency
Founded in 2018, Breaking First is a hyperpartisan conservative news and opinion website that lacks transparency. For example, they do not disclose their location, provide an about page, name editors, or clearly disclose ownership. Most stories appear to be republished from the Questionable Right Wing Tribune.
Funded by / Ownership
Breaking First does not disclose ownership and revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Breaking First typically republishes conservative biased news and opinion stories from other sources such as the Questionable Right Wing Tribune and 100 Percent Fed Up. Articles and headlines frequently use loaded emotional language that favors the right and denigrate the left such as this Flashback To When Kamala Harris Vowed To Implement Extreme Gun Control Comes Back To Haunt Her- Vote For TRUMP and this Slow Joe Biden Says He Will Completely STOP Building Of Wall If Elected President, “There will not be another foot of wall construction in my administration”. Story selection always favors the right and frequently uses low-quality sources who have failed numerous fact checks. In general, this is an extreme right-leaning source that relies on sources that lack credibility.
Failed Fact Checks
- They have not been fact-checked. However, their primary source the Right Wing Tribune has a poor track record with fact-checkers.
Overall, we rate Breaking First Questionable based on extreme right bias, promotion of propaganda, use of poor sources that frequently fail fact checks, and a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 8/17/2020)
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