Llewellyn Harrison “Lew” Rockwell, Jr. is an anarcho-capitalist writer, activist, founder, and former president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Lewrockwell.com was founded in 1999 to carry on the anti-war, anti-state, pro-market work of Murray N. Rothbard.
Funded by / Ownership
Lew Rockwell founded and owns the website Lew Rockwell LLC. Advertising and donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Lew Rockwell is a website that promotes conspiracies, pseudoscience, and fringe economic theories. Lew Rockwell uses minimal loaded words in their headlines and articles. Still, they typically source from far-right or questionable sources such as Breitbart, Zerohedge, and the #1 purveyor of pseudoscience Joseph Mercola. Some topics on the website are those related to anti-vaccination propaganda, Mind Control, False Flags, and anti-immigration articles from other questionable sources. Further, the Lew Rockwell website has been placed on the Hatewatch list by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
During the covid pandemic, they have frequently promoted misinformation regarding vaccines, such as this Covid Expert Dr. Peter McCullogh Urges ‘Unbreakable Resistance’ to Vaccines for Kids. This story originates from LifeSiteNews, a questionable source that frequently fails fact-checks regarding science. We also found that they often source from other questionable and conspiracy sources such as Gateway Pundit and Ron Paul. Further, during 2020 Presidential Election, they frequently promoted election fraud conspiracies such as this Democrats Must Not Be Allowed To Get Away With Their Criminal Election Fraud. There has been no evidence of unusual election fraud to date. In general, Lew Rockwell is a low-credibility source that frequently publishes right-wing disinformation.
Failed Fact Checks
- A woman died mysteriously after reporting on Robert Mueller destroying text messages. – Pants on Fire
- Former senator John McCain started a fire as a young pilot aboard an aircraft carrier that killed 134 sailors because he was showing off. – False
Overall, we rate Lew Rockwell Questionable based on Extreme Right Bias, promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and failed fact checks. (7/19/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 02/24/2023)
Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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