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- Overall, we rate Dissident Mag Questionable based on Extreme Right Wing Bias, promotion of white nationalist conspiracies and propaganda, as well as poor sourcing of information and views that promote hate.
Reasoning: Conspiracy, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Hate
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2015 as Fash the Nation, Dissident Mag is the website for the white nationalist, neo-nazi, fascist podcast hosted by Jazzhands McFeels and Marcus Halberstram. Fash the Nation was banned from SoundCloud in October 2016. This podcast is affiliated with the Right Stuff website, which is also a white nationalist hate group. The term “Fash” represents fascism and is a play on words mocking the credible program “Face the Nation.”
Funded by / Ownership
Dissident Mag does not openly disclose ownership on the website, though it is assumed to be owned by McFeels and Haberstram. There is not an obvious revenue source on the website.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Dissident Mag website news and commentary that are extreme right and white nationalist such as this: Jews Sound Alarm to American Immigration Opposition by Demanding More Immigration. This story is properly sourced from credible media outlets.
The fear of white oppression and right-wing conspiracy replacement theory is a common conspiracy theory found on the website such as this: GREAT REPLACEMENT: Jewish Groups Use Lutheran NGOs to Bring ‘Refugees’ Like Jupiter Paulsen’s Killer to the Midwest.
Editorially, the opinion pages consist of extreme right views such as this: The Best Doctor Ever, which attempts to paint a positive picture of Nazi doctor (murderer) Josef Mengele. Although this site is adamantly opposed to the left, they also criticize former President Donald Trump for not being extreme enough, such as this: Trump Turned on His Voters—Now No One Wants Him. In general, Dissident Mag is a white nationalist, fascist neo-Nazi group.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years. This is a hate group; see above.
Overall, we rate Dissident Mag Questionable based on Extreme Right Wing Bias, promotion of white nationalist conspiracies and propaganda, as well as poor sourcing of information and views that promote hate. (D. Van Zandt 11/23/2019) Updated (09/07/2022)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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