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- Overall, we rate Deplorable Kel Questionable based on extreme right story selection, promotion of propaganda, poor sourcing and a compete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2017, Deplorable Kel is a news and opinion blog/website with a conservative bias in reporting. According to their about page “Deplorable Kel is an independent journalist from California who covers news that the mainstream media refuses to report on. Kel covers anti-American candidates running in the U.S. elections, terrorism, crimes committed by illegal aliens and the indoctrination of children through schools and media.” Although the website features an about page there is not disclosure of ownership or a name attributed to the independent journalist. Therefore, this source lacks transparency.
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Funded by / Ownership
Deplorable Kel does not disclose ownership or funding. A review of the website indicates revenue is generated through advertising, donations and a shop that sells pro-conservative and Trump merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Deplorable Kel publishes news and opinions that are geared to a conservative and pro-Trump audience. Headlines contain loaded emotional wording such as this: Video: Kamala Harris brags about jailing parents over truancy. This video links to a short Youtube video without any text at all. In other stories, they simply link directly to another source such as RightWing.com. In general, Deplorable Kel either links offsite or provides a brief right biased summary of news stories with all stories favoring the right and denigrating the left, while linking to low quality sources.
Overall, we rate Deplorable Kel Questionable based on extreme right story selection, promotion of propaganda, poor sourcing and a compete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 10/3/2019)
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