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 NewsReady far-right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, poor sourcing, a complete lack of transparency, and false claims.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, False Claims
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Launched in 2019, NewsReady is an anonymously run conservative news and opinion website. According to their about page, “The onslaught of fake news financed by the corrupt minority and distributed by the mainstream media has become increasingly difficult to fight. Americans are constantly overwhelmed by an onslaught of fake news and do not have time to fact check everything they see online or on TV.”
The website lacks transparency as they do not name authors, editors, or clearly indicate who owns the website.
Funded by / Ownership
NewsReady does not clearly indicate who owns the website. For example, on the contact page, they indicate the contact as Beachside Media, Inc. A search for Beachside Media reveals that Rob Greenstein is the owner. On their Terms page, they describe Earnware Corporation as the owner. Earnware is a digital marketing company. Regardless, they lack transparency in ownership. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NewsReady provides news summaries from a far-right conservative perspective. There is the frequent use of highly emotional language that denigrates the left such as this Ocasio-Cortez and Democrats Unveil New Scheme and Did Obama Commit Treason? On the other hand, they often praise the right and in particular former President Donald Trump such as this Here’s How Trump Has Improved International Standing. All of the stories listed above and the others reviewed lacked hyperlinked sourcing.
Editorially, NewsReady is primary a far-right biased opinion website that is not always factual. For example, during the 2020 Presidential Election, they amplified election fraud claims such as this Newt Gingrich Says 2020 Election Might Be Biggest Theft Since 1824. As of this date, there has not been any evidence presented in court to substantiate voter fraud. Finally. they also amplified false information that was not corrected when it turned out not to be true: Senator Josh Hawley Says His Wife Was Threatened. This story is false. In general, NewsReady reports news that is not always factual and with a far-right editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- They have never been directly fact-checked, however, we provide two examples above.
Overall, we rate NewsReady far-right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, poor sourcing, a complete lack of transparency, and false claims. (D. Van Zandt 1/10/2021)