Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Launched in January 2022 by Brandon Gill, the son-in-law of conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza, the DC Enquirer is a website that publishes conservative news and commentary. According to their about page, “DC Enquirer is a new and rapidly growing conservative news organization, focused on covering politics in Washington DC and around the country. Our content includes opinion and commentary. We do not claim to be without bias- we are unabashedly conservative.”
Since the Presidential Election of 2020, Dinesh D’Souza has made numerous false claims promoting election fraud by Democrats.
Funded by / Ownership
The Boswell Project LLC owns and publishes the DC Enquirer. According to the about page, the Boswell Project has several stakeholders, including Dinesh D’Souza, Brandon Gill, and his wife, Danielle D’Souza-Gill. Advertising and a shop link to I Love Freedom, an online store that sells conservative-themed merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
The DC Enquirer usually summarizes news stories from other sources and publishes them on numerous social media pages. According to the left-leaning Popular Info website, within 36 days of launch, the DC Enquirer was more popular than the Washington Post on Facebook. The article continues; within seconds, the news stories are published to Right-leaning conservative Facebook pages such as Save America, Red Wave, Impeach Joe Biden, I love America, Keep Texas Red and Conservative Americans. The article goes on to explain:
“All of this is supposed to be against the rules. Facebook prohibits “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” which it defines as when “groups of pages or people work together to mislead others about who they are or what they are doing.” This appears to be exactly what the network propping up the DC Enquirer is doing.”
Articles and headlines are highly emotional that appear designed to anger conservatives to induce article sharing, such as this Former CIA Director Shares Off-The-Wall Tweet From Left-Wing Pundit, Suggesting TRUMP MIGHT FACE EXECUTION For Possessing Nuclear Related Docs At Mar-A-Lago. All articles reviewed favor the right and usually denigrate the left with headlines such as this HUNTER BIDEN’S ‘Laptop from Hell’ Repairman BLASTS CORRUPT FBI For Blatant Hypocrisy And Double Standard, After Raid On Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Home.
Articles rely on a mix of sources from left to the right, with most aligning with the right such as the Daily Caller, Fox News, and the Questionable Daily Wire. While we could not find any instances of failed fact checks, they sometimes rely on sources with poor track records from fact-checkers. Further, the website is consistently one-sided in promoting right-wing propaganda favoring former President Trump.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the DC Enquirer Right Biased based on consistent story selection and editorializing that favors a conservative pro-Trump perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the one-sided promotion of propaganda and the occasional use of poor sources which fail fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 08/12/2022)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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