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- Overall, we rate Media Roots a Left Biased Conspiracy – Pseudoscience source due to the promotion of 9/11 conspiracies as well as anti-vaccine and GMO propaganda.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Launched in 2009, Media Roots is a citizen journalism website that focuses on producing newscasts, podcasts, and editorials. Media Roots provides coverage that includes, in their own words: “Media Roots is a citizen journalism project that reports the news from outside of party lines while providing a collaborative forum for conscious citizens, artists, and activists to unite.” Abby Martin is the founder of Media Roots. She is the former correspondent for RT America, she is also an artist and activist. In 2016, Martin endorsed both Green candidate Jill Stein and the Party for Socialism and Liberation candidate Gloria La Riva for President of the United States. The New York Times describes her as a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.
Funded by / Ownership
Media Roots does not disclose clearly their ownership, however, it appears Abby Martin is the owner. The website does not disclose funding sources, but they do provide a donation link on their website.
Analysis / Bias
Media Roots utilizes strong loaded words and some of their articles are poorly sourced such as “Hillary Clinton’s Business of Corporate Shilling & War Making.” However, some of their articles are sourced to credible news media such as The Guardian and Bloomberg. Media Roots has a far-left political bias with support for socialism and most articles on their website favor the left. While many articles are factual, Media Roots also promotes Vaccine and GMO propaganda as well as 9/11 conspiracy theories.
Overall, we rate Media Roots a Left Biased Conspiracy – Pseudoscience source due to the promotion of 9/11 conspiracies as well as anti-vaccine and GMO propaganda. (M. Huitsing 12/04/2017) Updated (1/26/2019)