These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate NOQ Report Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that always favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing and a lack of transparency regarding ownership.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2017, NOQ Report is a conservative news and opinion website. NOQ stands for news, opinions, and quotes. According to their about page, they state their mission as fighting fake news by the mainstream media. They further state “If you’re tired of the spin that populates the airwaves and fills the news cycles, remember NOQ Report. We don’t claim to not have spin. Our biases are evident. The difference is that our spin is in a direction that benefits America. Mainstream media is not our friend and they shouldn’t be yours, either.”
The website is transparent in listing authors, however, they don’t describe ownership.
Funded by / Ownership
NOQ Report does not openly disclose ownership, however, a Twitter and Facebook page associated with this website is linked to James Rucker. His Twitter profile reads as follows: #Christian. Husband. Father. EIC at @NOQReport. Believer in limited-government federalism and fiscal conservatism. Pro-Life. Pro-2A. Pro-Israel. Ephesians 6:12. Revenue is derived through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NOQ Report publishes news and commentary with a conservative perspective. The website does not produce original news reporting, but rather covers existing news stories and offers opinions about the story. The wording of headlines and articles often contain emotionally loaded language such as this: If Corbyn had won, American leftists here would be making grand comparisons. This story, which is an unlabeled opinion piece does not contain any form of sourcing and contains highly emotional wording within the article such as this: “This is an idiotic move by the Democrat-friendly media, but I won’t stop them. Let them try to salvage and rework the narrative.” When it comes to sourcing most stories either are not sourced at all or self-link back to themselves.
Editorially, all stories favor the right and denigrate the left. They also do not align with the consensus of science regarding human-influenced climate change and they promote biblical conspiracy theories such as this: Does Bible prophecy point to climate change ALARMISM as the real existential threat? The basic conspiracy here is that climate change is a tool used to implement socialism.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate NOQ Report Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that always favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing and a lack of transparency regarding ownership. (D. Van Zandt 12/14/2019)