A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.
- Overall, we rate Conservatives Today far right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda and conspiracy theories as well as a complete lack of transparency, use of poor sources, and a failed fact check after less than 30 days of publication.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Poor Sources, Lack of Transparency, Failed Fact Check
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in October 2020, Conservatives Today is a hyperpartisan conservative news and opinion blog that completely lacks transparency. All articles are published by James Mitchell, who does not offer an about page, bio, or disclose ownership.
Funded by / Ownership
Conservatives Today does not disclose ownership, though James Mitchell is listed as the publisher of all articles. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Conservatives Today does not perform original reporting, but rather summarizes other conservative stories and adds emotionally loaded commentary such as this “Right now, media jackals, led by the traitors over at Fox News are “deciding” elections for the American people and claiming “fraud” isn’t an issue.” Headlines are also highly sensationalized to favor the right such as this JUST IN: Sidney Powell – President Trump Already Released the Kraken – Claims Obama Was Involved (VIDEO). This story is sourced from Twitter.
During the election of 2020 and the aftermath, Conservatives Today has routinely promoted voter fraud misinformation and propaganda. Further, they frequently reference discredited sources such as Rudy Giuliani who has a very poor track record with fact-checkers. In general, this is a source that promotes extreme right-wing conspiracies and propaganda.
Failed Fact Checks
- Did Joe Biden have a big birthday party on Friday, November 20, 2020, where friends gathered close and sang “Happy Birthday” to him without masks? – False
Overall, we rate Conservatives Today far right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda and conspiracy theories as well as a complete lack of transparency, use of poor sources, and a failed fact check after less than 30 days of publication. (D. Van Zandt 11/23/2020)