Bias Rating: RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Citizens for Legitimate Government or CLG News claims to be a multi-partisan activist group established to expose and resist US imperialism, corpora-terrorism, and the New World Order. CLG was founded and is edited by Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D. They are based in Bristol, Connecticut.
Funded by / Ownership
CLG News does not clearly disclose ownership; however, it is assumed to be owned by Michael Rectenwald. Revenue is derived through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, in the past, CLG News provided original writing by Michael Rectenwald; however, in 2020, they appear only to give summaries of news stories and provide links to the source. For news curation sites, we analyze the topic selection and sources used. A review of 50 news stories reveals more favoring the right using credible sources such as The Hill, Reuters, and MSN. However, there is an equal use of poor sources such as the New York Post, National File, Breitbart, and PJ Media. All of whom have failed numerous fact checks.
On the website’s sidebar, they provide a link to Scholars for 9/11 Truth, which promotes 9/11 conspiracies such as controlled demolition and an inside job. Further, they also offer a link to wirelesswatchblog.org, which promotes pseudoscience and conspiracy theories regarding wireless technologies. In general, this source provides curated news stories that lean right and sometimes use poor sources. They also promote conspiracy theories and pseudoscience by endorsing websites that promote such.
In this update of 2022, they are continuing their mission to misinform through Covid-19 misinformation such as this Poll by Vaccine Safety Research Foundation indicates more than a quarter of COVID vaccine recipients were injured after receiving shot. In general, this is still a right-leaning conspiracy and pseudoscience source.
Failed Fact Checks
- There is no record of this source being fact-checked by a third party.
Overall, we rate CLG News a moderate conspiracy and pseudoscience website based on the promotion of information that is unproven. (D. Van Zandt 10/11/2016) Updated (06/21/2022)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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