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- Overall, we rate Fash the Nation 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: Extreme Right, Conspiracy, Propaganda, Poor sourcing, promotion of Hate
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2015, Fash the Nation 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
Fash the Nation 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 Fash the Nation website publishes their podcasts, which link back to the Right Stuff and news articles. The articles published on the website are extreme right and white nationalist such as this: House Passes Resolution Condemning White Americans. This story does not offer outside credible hyperlinks to support their claims. The fear of white oppression and right wing conspiracy replacement theory is a common conspiracy theory found on the website such as this: Congress Holds Hearing on Eliminating Free Speech for White Americans. Outside of a video clip there is again zero outside hyperlinked sourcing. The website also provided links to the Europa Report, which is a white nationalist group concerned about immigration in Europe.
Editorially, the opinion pages consists 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 president Donald Trump for not being extreme enough, such as this: Trump Turned on His Voters—Now No One Wants Him. In general, Fash the Nation is a white nationalist, fascist neo-Nazi group.
Overall, we rate Fash the Nation 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)