Last updated on June 22nd, 2020 at 11:23 am
A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.
- Overall, we rate MoonBattery a Questionable source based on Extreme Right-Wing Bias, promotion of conspiracies and propaganda, as well as making questionable statements regarding race and immigration. This is not a credible source for information.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Conspiracy, Propaganda, Some Fake News,
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2004 by Dave Blount, MoonBattery is a far right conservative blog presumably written by Blount. The blog does not have an about page, however, according to the associated Facebook page their mission is “Driving a stake through the heart of the lunatic left.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Blog is owned by Dave Blount and monetized through advertising and a donations link.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website consists of an opinion blog written by Dave Blount with extreme right-wing bias in reporting. Virtually, every post favors the right and denigrates the left. There is the frequent use of loaded emotional language such as this: Elizabeth Warren’s Most Egregious Lie. This story is sourced to The Federalist and Liberty Daily. In another story, there is rejection on the consensus of global warming such as this: Global Warming Lunacy Could Sink German Economy. A quote from the post reads “It appears increasingly unlikely that human CO2 emissions are driving any perceptible fluctuation in the climate anyway.” This statement then links to the human-influenced climate denial website Watts Up With That.
The website also lists their sites of interest, which reads like a who’s who of right-wing extremism and Questionable sources. Here are a few sites they favor: National Patriot (Questionable), Pacific Pundit (Questionable) and VDare (Questionable).
A factual search reveals a failed fact check. However, MoonBattery has been exposed by “other” organizations for promoting conspiracy theories, xenophobia, and racism. See links for additional information:
Overall, we rate MoonBattery a Questionable source based on Extreme Right-Wing Bias, promotion of conspiracies and propaganda, as well as making questionable statements regarding race and immigration. This is not a credible source for information. (D. Van Zandt 8/28/2019) Updated (6/22/2020)