- Overall, we rate FireBoebert.com Left Biased and Questionable based on promoting unsubstantiated claims to hurt the candidate’s reputation.
Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy Theories, Unproven Claims
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Launched in May 2022, FireBoebert.com is a website published by the American Muckrakers PAC that attempts to denigrate Colorado Republican House Representative Lauren Boebert with the hope of having her defeated in the next election.
According to their about page, “We are American Muckrakers PAC, Inc., a non-profit political action committee that is now dedicated solely to ensuring that Colorado’s Lauren Boebert’s first term in office is her last.”
Funded by / Ownership
The American Muckrakers PAC owns and publishes FireBoebert.com. The PAC was co-founded by David B. Wheeler and Colonel Moe Lewis. David Wheeler is CEO of International Higher Education Group LLC, while Moe Lewis was a Democratic candidate for Congress in NC-11 in 2020. They transparently publish their FEC filing and, according to OpenSecrets, have spent 100% of its money opposing Republicans. Donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The American Muckrakers PAC gained traction when it developed a website called firecawthorn.com that published damaging information, exposing Republican NC-Rep Madison Cawthorn’s illegal activities. Despite being endorsed by former President Donald Trump, the evidence presented by the PAC resulted in Cawthorn losing the primary and his seat.
The success of Fire Madison Cawthorn encouraged the PAC to target other conservative candidates such as Lauren Boebert. The fireboebert.com website features negative information on Lauren Boebert and her past. For example, they report that Rep. Boebert is under investigation for tax fraud and money laundering and how she sold access and favors to Mike Bishop. While either may be true, there isn’t solid evidence to support either.
On June 14th, 2022, the Fire Boebert website claimed that Pro-Life Rep. Boebert had worked as a paid escort and had two abortions in her past. On the same day, they claimed that she crashed a 4×4 while drunk driving and begged her “Sister-in-Law to Say Nothing and Covered Up the Accident.” Again there is no evidence to support either of these claims. See failed fact checks below.
In general, the American Muckrakers PAC and fireboebert.com attempt to denigrate and defame conservatives in the hopes of ruining their election chances. As evidenced by failed fact checks and unproven claims, they are not credible or reliable for information, despite accuracy with Madison Cawthorn.
Failed Fact Checks
- Lauren Boebert had two abortions and was a paid escort – Unsubstantiated
Overall, we rate FireBoebert.com Left Biased and Questionable based on promoting unsubstantiated claims to hurt the candidate’s reputation. (D. Van Zandt 06/20/2022)
Last Updated on June 20, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check