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- Overall, we rate PatriotRetort Right biased based on story selection and opinions that align with the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to lack of sourcing.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2015, PatriotRetort.com is a conservative blog written by Diann Russell who also goes by the name Dianny. According to the about page, Dianny was a liberal during the ’80s and ’90s and slowly began a turn toward conservatism as she got older.
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Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Diann Russell and is funded through advertising, donations, and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, PatriotRetort is an opinion blog with a right-wing bias in reporting. Headlines and articles frequently contain loaded language that favors the right, such as this: Operation Smear Kavanaugh is blowing up. When it comes to proper sourcing of information, there really isn’t any unless you consider tweets and Youtube links as proper sourcing. We don’t. With that said, this is an opinion blog that also disclaims that some of their posts are satire. Essentially, all stories favor the right and denigrate the left.
This source has never been fact checked by an IFCN fact checker.
Overall, we rate PatriotRetort Right biased based on story selection and opinions that align with the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to lack of sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 9/21/2018)
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