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- Overall, we rate JunkScience.com a quackery-level Pseudoscience website and a strong conspiracy website based on improbable coordination of climate scientists globally coming to the same conclusions and for sinister purposes.
Bias Rating: RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
JunkScience.com is the blog of Steve Milloy, an attorney who attempts to refute credible science with actual junk science of his own. He is actually the person who coined the term “Junk Science” to describe credible science he does not personally agree with. Mr. Milloy claims he is a “biostatistician and securities lawyer who has also been a registered securities principal, investment fund manager, non-profit executive, and a print/web columnist on science and business issues.” Steve Milloy is also a Fox News commentator, a “scholar” with the Cato Institute, and an adjunct at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Funded by / Ownership
The JunkScience blog is owned by Steve Milloy and is funded through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the JunkScience blog serves the purpose to deny human-caused climate change through the use of fossil fuels. The blog also focuses on denying that secondhand smoke is harmful. Mr. Milloy has also written books such as this one, which claims the EPA is simply trying to destroy jobs. The blog also serves to promote Donald Trump while denigrating Democrats. Steve Milloy has a lengthy bio on the credible pro-science Desmog blog and SourceWatch. Milloy is also praised by the right-leaning fossil fuel-funded Heartland Institute. In general, the website’s theme is that “Green” is simply a grand conspiracy to destroy capitalism.
Failed Fact Checks
- “NOAA makes it official… CO2 warming is a hoax.” – False
- Global warming cancelled… again. Now two days in a row, the estimated global temperature is 0.1°C below the 1979-2000 average. What’s melting is the climate hoax. – False
- False claims of a coming ice age spread through ecosystem of unreliable news sites, blogs, and social media accounts
Overall, we rate JunkScience.com a quackery-level Pseudoscience website and a strong conspiracy website based on improbable coordination of climate scientists globally coming to the same conclusions and for sinister purposes. (D. Van Zandt 9/29/2018) Updated (02/10/2023)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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