Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy
World Press Freedom Rank: Australia 26/180
Founded in 2005 by Alan Gray and based in Australia, News Blaze is a conservative online news site that describes itself as: “News Blaze is the alternative business and world news newspaper, with entertainment, music, politics, and the latest breaking news and videos.”
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Funded by / Ownership
News Blaze is owned by NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd., which is founded by Alan Gray. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, News Blaze has an extreme right-wing bias in reporting, such as: “George Soros The Terrorist Financier”. Most of their political news favors the right and is anti-left. They also frequently use emotion invoking rhetoric in their headlines and articles. Sometimes they refer to Questionable propaganda sources such as RT and other times they don’t source at all and promote conspiracies, such as this: “As The Deep State Unravels.” Article headlines are frequently emotional such as this Renewable Energy Risks Destroying The Environment and Economy. This story is sourced to organizations that deny or minimize human-influenced climate change such as the Heartland Institute and Watts Up with That. Another story with over the top denigrating wording and a complete lack of sourcing is this Colin Powell Endorsed Sleepy Creepy Joe Biden Over Trump. Finally, they also publish misleading or false news regarding Covid-19 such as this COVID-19 No Vaccine Needed, There Is Already A Cure. There currently is not a cure for Covid-19.
Failed Fact Checks
“No Vaccine Needed” for COVID-19 because inhaled budesonide “Is Already a Cure.” – False
Overall, we rate News Blaze as Questionable based on Extreme Right bias, promotion of propaganda and conspiracy theories as well as the use of poor sources. (M. Huitsing 9/5/2017) Updated (7/22/2020)