These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate Rare Least Biased based on publishing mostly non-political content. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to the occasional use of poor sources.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2013, Rare is a website that publishes trending and odd news. They describe themselves as “America’s News Feed.” According to their about page “Rare is an online destination that covers the now, the weird, and the barely believable oddities that pique American curiosity. Rare celebrates the hodgepodge that is American life in all of its forms, telling stories from the heart of the country, from the sentimental to the totally odd.”
Funded by / Ownership
Rare is owned by Wide Open Media Group since 2018. Wide Open Media Group is an independent publisher that publishes 8 other websites. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Rare breaks its news into sections such as News, People, Animals. Entertainment and Life. Rare does not perform original reporting, but rather summarizes news from other sources. Many stories are sensational and weird such as this Naked Woman Charged After Falling Through A Fast Food Restaurant’s Ceiling. This story is sourced to a local police report and video. They also occasionally publish stories that could be classified as conspiracy theories such as this In 1960 the US Government Sprayed Chemical Weapons Throughout Neighborhoods. This story is sourced to the questionable Daily Mail.
Editorially, Rare does not often publish political news unless it is sensational such as this President Trump hits Obama and “Crooked H” in morning tweet: “Bigger than Watergate!”. Further, prior to 2018, Rare was owned by Cox Media and at that time they published mostly political articles that favored a libertarian perspective such as this A libertarian plan to improve our airports. As of today they no longer publish pro-libertarian content. However, all content from pre-2018 is still on the website. In general, the news is reported mostly factually and at present with low bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Rare Least Biased based on publishing mostly non-political content. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to the occasional use of poor sources. (D. Van Zandt 10/13/2016) Updated (9/6/2020)