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- 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 48/180
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 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 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)