Daily Surge – Bias and Credibility

Daily Surge is Right Biased, conservative and Questionable with low credibility and reliability.Factual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


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 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 the Daily Surge far right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, use of poor sources, false claims, and a lack of transparency.

Detailed Report

Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Propaganda, False Information, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Founded in 2006 by Steve Pauwels, The Daily Surge is a news and opinion website that reports with a far-right Christian conservative perspective. According to their about page, “Steve Pauwels is pastor of Church of the King, Londonderry, NH.” He also writes for the Extreme Right Questionable website Clash Daily.

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Funded by / Ownership

Steve Pauwels owns The Daily Surge, with revenue derived through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

The Daily Surge mostly produces opinion pieces written by Steve Pauwels. The author takes an existing news story from another source and creates an op-ed piece around the story. The Daily Surge frequently uses loaded emotional language that favors the right and denigrates the left, such as this Wake Up, America: ‘Moderate’ Joe Biden Is No More, Radical Joe Is at Work. This story is completely unsourced. Each article begins with a summary that tells about the piece and also reveals significant bias such as this “The damage being inflicted upon America by the Biden Administration is nothing new – Socialist/Communist regimes have been working it for a long time. The “moderate” Biden of years gone by is no more. Radical Leftists are now using him to transform our nation; to the detriment of America.”

Editorially, all stories favor the right. For example, the website has a tagline that reads “We Don’t Take a Knee,” presumably a reaction to police brutality protests. They also offer Pro-Life perspectives such as this It’s Past Time to Humanize, Publicize the Victims of Abortion. Finally, they admire former President Trump and often published election fraud misinformation. Finally, during the Covid-19 pandemic, they frequently promoted misinformation regarding masks such as this The Evidence Continues to Speak: It Is Scientifically Impossible for Masks to Work. Masks are an effective means of slowing the spread of Covid-19 and other diseases.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate the Daily Surge far right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, use of poor sources, false claims, and a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 5/23/2017) Updated (5/8/2021)

Source: https://dailysurge.com/

Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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