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.
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Reasoning: Extreme Right Bias, Poor Sourcing, Propaganda.
Founded in 2016, The Patriot Journal is a right leaning news and opinion website. According to their about page “Patriot Journal is dedicated to giving America-loving patriots access to the news the mainstream media won’t report. We aim to give our readers the right perspective on the political news of the day, no matter how unpopular it may be, written by hardworking Americans for hardworking Americans.” The Patriot Journal website does not list an editor, but does provide some author bios.
Funded by / Ownership
The Patriot Journal does not list ownership of the website, however a review of the website shows they are primarily funded through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Patriot Journal does not produce original content, but rather takes a story from a single, usually right biased source, and editorializes it. For example this story: Democrats Dazed By Trump’s New Welfare Rule – He Saves Taxpayers $150B. In this story, the primary sources are the right biased and Mixed factual Western Journal and Fox News. In this article the author, Adam Casalino adds many biased statements such as: “It’s a sick cycle, but Trump is finally bringing it to an end.” and “America is the land of the free–not the land of the free lunch.” The website also breaks news down into categories by singling out socialism (which is negative) and Border Wall (which is positive). In general, this is a source that always promotes the right and denigrates the left with poor sourcing.
Overall, we rate the Patriot Journal Questionable based on extreme right wing bias, use of poor sources, lack of transparency and a few failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 2/21/2019)
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