Questionable Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Pseudoscience, Poor Sourcing, False Claims, Imposter
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2022 by L Todd Wood, The Miami Independent is a conservative news and opinion website with a history of publishing misinformation. According to its about page, “Miami has long-suffered from a lack of opposing opinions to the corporate media narrative. That changes today with the launch of The Miami Independent. We aim to create Miami, and Florida’s premier investigative newspaper, and will bring truth no matter where that truth lands.”
Funded by / Ownership
Creative Destruction Media, owned by L Todd Wood, publishes The Miami Independent. CDM publishes several websites using the names of old defunct newspapers. Advertising and ad-free subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Miami Independent is a conservative imposter website that is designed to look like a legitimate local newspaper. All of the websites use the same design template using an old newspaper font for their logos.
The website publishes local news related to Miami that routinely favors the right, such as this: By Watering Down Anti-CCP Property Law, Citadel’s Ken Griffin Shows True Allegiance. This article does not contain outside sources.
Editorially, all stories favor the right, and particularly former President Trump, such as Trump Train Keeps Chugging Along In Doral. While denigrating the left with conspiracy theories like this Biden Thanks Coast Guard Member For Hurricane Rescue — Days Before Vax Mandate Firing.
The Miami Independent also promotes Covid-19 disinformation. In general, this is an imposter website that promotes extreme right-wing conspiracy theories and pseudoscience.
Failed Fact Checks
- A third party has not fact-checked The Miami Independent; however, other sources in the imposter network have failed checks.
Overall, we rate The Miami Independent as an extreme right-biased imposter website and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, poor sourcing, and false claims. (D. Van Zandt 10/28/2023)
Last Updated on October 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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