Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Pseudoscience, Fake News, Failed Fact Checks, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
MBFC Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Launched in 2023, the Leading Report is an anonymously published conservative news and opinion website. The website lacks transparency as it does not have an about page or describe ownership. The website appears to be from the United States.
Funded by / Ownership
Leading Report does disclose ownership. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
Leading Report republishes or summarizes news and opinion stories from other sources. While they occasionally will rely on a credible source like NBC News if it supports a conservative narrative, they usually use poor sources like Infowars and sometimes not all.
Articles and headlines contain highly emotional wording that favors the right and is conspiratorial in nature, such as this: Top Scientist Claims 13M Dead From COVID Vaccines. The source for this claim is Denis Rancourt, Ph.D., a former physics professor who was dismissed from Ottawa University. Note that his specialty is physics and not medicine. There is no evidence to support the claim 13 million have died from the vaccine.
Editorially, all stories favor the right and promote conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and made-up news stories that lack evidence or proper sourcing, like this Cocaine Found at White House After Hunter Biden Visit. This headline implies that the cocaine found was Hunter Biden’s. There is no evidence or reports on this, and in fact, Leading Reports’ own article does not mention Hunter Biden. In general, this is a quackery-level pseudoscience and extreme right-biased website that lacks all basic credibility.
Failed Fact Checks
- A European study has found COVID-19 vaccines could be causing ‘long-term brain damage. – False
- A study shows that “COVID vaccines could be causing ‘long-term brain damage’ – False
- BREAKING: The European Union is now advising against pregnant women getting the COVID vaccine. – False
- BREAKING: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has called for the immediate expulsion and possible prosecution of Rep. Adam Schiff for committing crimes of treason against the United States. – False
- BREAKING: AIDS-associated diseases and cancers have increased by 338x since the rollout of the COVID vaccine, according to the CDC and foreign governments bodies. – False
- Mel Gibson has announced he has been secretly working on a 4 part docu series exposing the 34 billion dollar global child sex trafficking trade. – False
Overall, we rate Leading Report extreme right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, fake news, propaganda, a lack of transparency, and poor sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 07/05/2023)
Last Updated on July 8, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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