Questionable Reasoning: Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, False Claims, Conspiracy
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2006 as a blog covering Alabama football, the website has now evolved into a far-right Christian and political commentary site. According to their about page, “The editorial team is composed of professional journalists and passionate amateurs, including award-winning editors, writers, and photographers. Content on the site is generated by our writers or published from wire services, including AP, Reuters, AFP, and other partners.” We found no evidence of them republishing from those credible wire services.
Funded by / Ownership
The Capstone Report is published by Capstone Report Publishing. Advertising and donations to Patreon generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Capstone Report publishes news and commentary heavily focused on religion from a Christian Right perspective and politics from a conservative point of view. Articles and headlines contain loaded emotional wording, especially when reporting on the Southern Baptist Convention, which they view as leftist and globalist: Did the SBC lie to help David Platt? and Woke Southern Baptist Elites created church giving crisis. For perspective on how far right the Capstone Report is, consider that the “woke” Southern Baptist Convention is labeled as an Anti-LGBTQ hate group by the SPLC. Regarding sourcing, they sometimes rely on poor sources such as the Gateway Pundit and Breitbart.
Editorially, most articles on the website are opinion pieces that strongly favor a Christian Conservative perspective and denigrate the left, such as this Weak Joe Biden encourages tyrants to test America. When it comes to the issues, they are opposed to abortion and gay marriage and opposed to the teaching of Critical Race Theory. Finally, they promote conspiracy theories about George Soros, such as this Baptist Press lies and denies George Soros connection to Evangelical Immigration Table. The Baptist Press did not lie, as Soros did not directly fund the EIT, and a fact-checker has debunked this story.
In general, the Capstone Report holds extreme Christian Nationalist biases, as evidenced by considering the far-right Southern Baptist Convention to be “Woke Globalists.” They also advance conspiracy theories that confirm their Christian Nationalist biases.
Failed Fact Checks
- They have not been fact-checked by a third party; however, false claims are evident above.
Overall, we rate the Capstone Report Extreme Right Biased and Questionable based on promoting conspiracy theories, Christian Nationalist propaganda, poor sourcing, and false claims. (D. Van Zandt 01/07/2023)
Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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