Questionable Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Pseudoscience, Poor Sourcing, False Claims, Imposter
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2021 by L Todd Wood, the Colorado Free Press is a conservative news and opinion website with a history of publishing misinformation. According to its about page, “Delivering high-interest Colorado news you need to know RIGHT NOW from real people reporting honest, accurate, truthful, and fair facts that are thought-provoking, intriguing and even fun to read!”
Funded by / Ownership
Creative Destruction Media, owned by L Todd Wood, publishes the Colorado Free Press. CDM publishes several websites using the names of old defunct newspapers. Advertising and ad-free subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Colorado Free Press is a conservative imposter website that is designed to look like a legitimate local newspaper. All of the websites use the same design template using an old newspaper font for their logos.
The website publishes local news related to Colorado that routinely favors the right, such as this Government Schools Are Twisting Your Child’s Conscience. This article does not provide hyperlinked sourcing but relies on video clips from the press conference.
Editorially, all stories favor the right, and particularly former President Trump, such as Help Us Keep Trump On The Ballot while denigrating the left with conspiracy theories like this The Colorado Communists Are Terrified Of Trump. Based on their support for Trump, they have endorsed his lies regarding election fraud, such as this BREAKING EXPLOSIVE: SHOCKING ATTEMPT TO HIDE THE TRUTH UNCOVERED! ES&S ACCUSED OF BLOCKING ACCESS TO CRUCIAL ELECTION RECORDS NATIONWIDE! MASSIVE ELECTION FRAUD EXPOSED, PRESIDENT TRUMP VINDICATED This claim is false, and there is no evidence of significant election fraud in the 2020 or 2022 elections.
The Colorado Free Press also promotes Covid-19 disinformation. In general, this is an imposter website that promotes extreme right-wing conspiracy theories and pseudoscience.
Failed Fact Checks
- A third party has not fact-checked the Colorado Free Press; however, other sources in the imposter network have failed checks.
Overall, we rate the Colorado Free Press as an extreme right-biased imposter website and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, poor sourcing, and false claims. (D. Van Zandt 09/21/2023)
Last Updated on September 21, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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