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 Populist Wire Right Biased based on story selection and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The website does not have an about page, however, their Facebook profile states Populist Wire is the “#1 Online Source For Populist News. Pro-Liberty, Anti-Bigotry. Not Democrat or Republican. Goals: Media, Hollywood, Political, Tech watchdog. We will not let the corrupt corporate media control the narrative by lies of omission or by blatant lies.” It further states they were founded in 2017.
Funded by / Ownership
Again, the website does not have an about page to disclose ownership, and the domain is registered privately. Populist Wire is funded through online advertising, donations and a store that sells merchandise with its branding.
Analysis / Bias
The Populist Wire is a news and opinion website/blog that publishes stories with strong emotional wording such as this: [Video] Jim Ascosta of CNN accosts the President of the United States again. In general, stories tend to favor the right through story selection and wording. Populist Wire always sources their information, however they sometimes use poor sources such as conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. During the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, Populist Wire promoted misinformation such as this COVID-19 Really? and Should the media and politicians be held responsible for fraudulent hydroxychloroquine reports?
Overall, we rate Populist Wire Right Biased based on story selection and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources. (D. Van Zandt 7/21/2018) Updated (9/3/2020)