Last updated on June 25th, 2021 at 08:28 pm
Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, False information, Poor Sourcing
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2016, Defiant America is an extreme right news and opinion blog that often publishes misinformation. According to their about page, “Defiant America strives to be a loud voice across this great nation in defiance of the far left’s attacks on our liberties, including self-defense, Christianity, keeping what we earn, free speech, protection against illegal search and seizure, due process, free-market capitalism and property rights. Without these fundamental rights, we only have faux liberty.”
Funded by / Ownership
Defiant America does not disclose ownership, and advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Most headlines utilize loaded words to sensationalize the stories they are republishing. For example, this headline uses the word “delusional” to describe liberals: “Kellyanne Uses Props to Help Liberals With Their Delusional Trump-Russia Collusion Story (Video).” This type of wording already sways the reader to view liberals negatively. Defiant America makes an effort to source their information, however many times; they link back to far-right or other questionable sources such as the American Mirror. Finally, this source also publishes conspiracy stories such as this one about Chemtrails being real.
Recently they have published misleading stories such as this Photos Are Released From Maskless Joe And Jill Biden As They Meet Jimmy Carter, 96, And Wife Rosalynn, 93 In Their Home – The “First Couple” Put Their Masks On As Soon As They Left The House. All parties involved were vaccinated at the time of the photo and did not require a mask per guidelines. In general, Defiant America publishes false or misleading information that favors the right in an attempt to promote propaganda.
Failed Fact Checks
- “New Zealand will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer across the nation and have Jesus removed from their parliamentary prayer.” – False
Overall, we rate Defiant America Extreme Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of misleading right-wing propaganda and conspiracy theories, use of poor sources, and false claims. (D. Van Zandt 7/13/2017) Updated (6/25/2021)