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 the purpose of 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 DJHJ Media extreme right biased and Questionable based on the use of poor sources, promotion of propaganda, and conspiracy theories as well as consistent one-sided sensationalized reporting.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Poor Sourcing, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Sensationalism
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Launched in March 2019, DJHJ Media is a conservative commentary news website founded by entrepreneur David J. Harris Jr. who also runs the website davidharrisjr.com. According to their about page “DJHJ Media is an opinion and commentary source for conservatives everywhere.” David Harris Jr. is the CEO and founder of Uncorked Health and Wellness.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by David Harris Jr. through DJHJ Media, LLC. Revenue is derived through advertising and the sale of Harris’ book.
Analysis / Bias
In review, DJHJ Media publishes summarized news stories with the addition of conservative commentary as well as straight opinion pieces. News stories utilize highly emotional wording that favors the right such as this: ‘Defund the Police’ Movement Gets Smacked With Reality After Significant Spikes in Violent Crime. This story is sourced to the factually mixed New York Post. Another story reads Trump Administration Warns Anti-White Discrimination May Cost Corporations Their Federal Contracts, which is sourced from the Questionable Big League Politics. Further, DJHJ media frequently promotes right-wing conspiracy theories such as Kamala Harris not being eligible to be Vice President Kamala Harris Fights Back Against Questions of Her Eligibility to Be Vice President. Kamala Harris is obviously eligible to be Vice President as she is an American Citizen. Further, they have promoted misinformation regarding Coronavirus as well as furthering conspiracies regarding mail-in ballots, in which they claim without evidence that “It has been their plan for some time because mail-in voting is how the Democrats expect to cheat enough to beat Donald Trump in November.” In general, story selection always favors the right and denigrates the left. DJHJ Media promotes far-right propaganda and conspiracy theories as evidenced by the above claims.
Failed Fact Checks
- CIA Whistleblower Exposes Biden’s Alleged Role with the Deaths of Seal Team- Claims to have Documented Proof – No Evidence
- “Leftists” sent “Proud Boys” emails threatening Democratic voters. – False
Overall, we rate DJHJ Media extreme right biased and Questionable based on the use of poor sources, promotion of propaganda, and conspiracy theories as well as consistent one-sided sensationalized reporting. (D. Van Zandt 10/13/2020) Updated (10/23/2020)