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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.
Factual Reporting: LOW
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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 second hand 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 as a means to promote Donald Trump, while denigrating Democrats. Steve Milloy has a lengthy bio on the credible pro-science Desmog blog and also Sourcewatch. Milloy is also praised by the right-leaning fossil fuel-funded Heartland Institute. In general, the theme of the website is that “Green” is simply a grand conspiracy to destroy capitalism.
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 (5/17/2020)