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 Connecticut Centinal is a conservative news and opinion website with a history of publishing misinformation. According to its about page, “The Connecticut Centinal is the state’s premier investigative newspaper. Long-suffering from an absence of patriotic media, Connecticut is in dire need of an organization which will confront, and highlight, corruption in the jurisdiction.”
Funded by / Ownership
Creative Destruction Media, owned by L Todd Wood, publishes the Connecticut Centinal. CDM publishes several websites using the names of old defunct newspapers. Advertising and ad-free subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Connecticut Centinal 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 Connecticut that routinely favors the right, such as this Connecticut DCF Invites Children To Report On Non-Affirming Parents. 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 How Much Is The Ruling Class Willing To Bend The Rules To Stop Trump? While denigrating the left with conspiracy theories like this Connecticut Democrat Silence On The Biden Corruption. Based on their support for Trump, they have endorsed his lies regarding election fraud, such as this “Explosive Revelation: Fani Willis Linked To Massive Election Fraud And Money Laundering RICO Enterprise!” This claim is false, and there is no evidence of significant election fraud in the 2020 or 2022 elections.
The Connecticut Centinal 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 Connecticut Centinal; however, other sources in the imposter network have failed checks.
Overall, we rate the Connecticut Centinal 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 10/02/2023)
Last Updated on October 2, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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