- Overall, we rate Dissident Voice Left Biased based on advocacy and editorial perspectives that favor the progressive left. We also rate them as a conspiracy and pseudoscience source due to the promotion of unproven claims and the use of poor sources.
Bias Rating: LEFT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Dissident Voice is an online newsletter based in Santa Rosa, California, that challenges the corporate press and the privileged classes. It aims to provide news and commentaries on politics and culture. The tagline describes it as “a radical newsletter in the struggle for peace and social justice.”
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Funded by / Ownership
The website is likely owned by Angie Tibbs, as indicated by her role as Senior Editor. Donations fund the website.
Analysis / Bias
Dissident Voice focuses on politics and culture with a critical view of mainstream narratives. For example, Dissident Voice’s article on “Tucker Carlson and the JFK Allegations” critiques Carlson’s use of ambiguous terms like “involved,” which the author labels as a “weasel word” that can mean “something significant or nothing.” The piece leans towards the CIA’s involvement in JFK’s assassination but questions Carlson’s clarity. The author references a Fox News YouTube video and cites The Intercept to challenge Tucker Carlson’s anti-elite stance, highlighting his past elitist remarks. The article states, “…as if a Rupert Murdock-owned Fox TV host…has become the Julian Assange of corporate journalism.
A passage from the article “Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: To Heal the Great Divide” shows a strong bias in favor of RFK Jr. It uses emotionally loaded language like “criminal enterprises” and “frauds” to describe various institutions and individuals. The article frames RFK Jr.’s views as “self-evident conclusions of a patriot,” suggesting they are undeniable truths. This framing is further emphasized by including conspiracy theories, such as the claim that the COVID-19 crisis is an “intelligence-run operation” and that Anthony Fauci is a “liar and fraud who fronts for Big Pharma.”
Regarding cited sources, Dissident Voice utilizes a combination of sources, including some widely recognized and credible ones like BBC and Reuters, alongside sources that may be perceived as less reliable or controversial, such as RT News (RT.com) and China Global Television Network (CGTN).
Dissident Voice is rated as Left-Biased because it consistently promotes left-leaning perspectives, advocates for social justice, critiques corporate interests and aligns with progressive ideologies. They also promote conspiracy theories and rely on sources of questionable credibility.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the last 5 years.
Overall, we rate Dissident Voice Left Biased based on advocacy and editorial perspectives that favor the progressive left. We also rate them as a conspiracy and pseudoscience source due to the promotion of unproven claims and the use of poor sources. (M. Huitsing 09/18/2023)
Last Updated on September 18, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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