A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, overt propaganda, poor or no sourcing to credible information 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 notes section for that source. See all Questionable sources.
Red State Watcher
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Red State Watcher is a conservative news and opinion website that does not have an about page or contact information. A Whois search reveals the Domain was purchased in 2015.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership and they are funded through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
Red State Watcher is a conservative news website that has strong right wing bias in reporting choices. They frequently use loaded emotional wording in there headlines and articles: Nancy Pelosi Just Gave Up Her Plan If Dems Take The House – It’s Bad. When it comes to sourcing they usually rely on tweets and sometimes questionable sources such as Breitbart. Red State Watcher frequently promotes pro-Trump propaganda.
A factual search reveals a very poor track record with IFCN fact checkers. Here are a few:
- Website touts misleading headline about Obama plotting White House takeover – MOSTLY FALSE
- Clinton Cancels Rally Due to ‘Lock Her Up’ Chants – FALSE
- Oregon State Leaves Donald Trump off Ballots – FICTION
- WikiLeaks Exposes Clinton Assassination of Antonin Scalia? – FALSE
Overall, we rate Red State Watcher Questionable due to extreme right wing bias, promotion of propaganda and numerous failed fact checks. (10/30/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/12/2018)
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