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- Overall, we rate CultureWatch or BillMuehlenberg.com as an extreme right-biased and factually questionable website based on poor sourcing, promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and one-sided perspectives.
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
BillMuehlenberg.com, or CultureWatch, is a website and blog created by Bill Muehlenberg, a conservative commentator, author, and public speaker focusing on topics such as Christianity, culture, ethics, and politics. The website consists of the following sections: Christianity, Culture Wars, Ethics, Theology, and Testimonials. It is based in Victoria, Australia.
Funded by / Ownership
BillMuehlenberg.com, or CultureWatch, is primarily funded through the sale of his books and donations. The website is owned and operated by Bill Muehlenberg.
Analysis / Bias
CultureWatch is a website that covers a broad range of topics related to Christianity and culture. One example of an article on CultureWatch is “The Dangers of Compromise,” the author cites various Bible passages throughout the article to support his argument. However, the website, in general, publishes articles with strong, emotionally loaded language, such as “Our Beloved Leader: Embracing Chistophobia and Islamophilia,” and uses derogatory language, such as “Danistan,” to refer to the state of Victoria and calls the premier “Dictator Dan” in a derogatory manner. The author also accuses the premier of promoting homosexuality and being “anti-Christian” without providing any evidence to support these claims.
Furthermore, the author claims that Christians in Victoria are being “hunted down and persecuted” for affirming their beliefs, yet provides no evidence to support this claim. Overall, the article contains significant bias in wording and portrays a strong anti-Islamic sentiment while portraying Christianity in a positive light. It uses derogatory language to attack the premier and makes unsupported claims about the persecution of Christians in Victoria.
Another article on the website, “Tucker and the War on Conservatives,” suggests that Tucker Carlson is a victim of a wider attack on conservatives. Muehlenberg appears to have a bias in favor of Tucker Carlson and conservative views while being critical of those who oppose them. Most articles on the website are not sourced; if they are sourced, Muehlenberg cites sources such as Business Insider, The Daily Wire, and Daily Signal.
Finally, during the Covid-19 pandemic Muehlenberg endorsed pseudoscientific claims from Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who frequently promotes disinformation on the dangers of vaccines: A REVIEW OF A LETTER TO LIBERALS. BY ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR. In this letter, Kennedy relies on unsubstantiated VAERS data claiming thousands have died from the vaccine. He also promotes unproven treatments for covid, like “ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine,” which have limited evidence to support their effectiveness and may be harmful if taken in the wrong dosage. In general, this is a right-leaning conspiracy and pseudoscience website.
Failed Fact Checks
- CultureWatch has not been fact-checked by a third party.
Overall, we rate CultureWatch or BillMuehlenberg.com as an extreme right-biased and factually questionable website based on poor sourcing, promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and one-sided perspectives. (M. Huitsing 05/07/2023)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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