- Overall, we rate Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories, right-wing propaganda, the use of poor sources, and failed fact checks.
Questionable Reasoning: Conspiracy Theories, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website/Video
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2015 by Joe Seales, Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) is a website that links to videos on both Youtube and Rumble. The videos usually pertain to former President Donald Trump, such as unedited footage of his rallies as well as interviews with conservative guests. A Right Side Broadcasting Network reporter was granted White House press credentials during the Trump Administration.
In March 2021, RSBN was suspended from Youtube for two weeks for publishing Donald Trump’s CPAC speech, which contained numerous falsehoods and conspiracy theories.
Funded by / Ownership
RSBN is owned by Joe Seales with revenue derived through advertising, donations, and a shop that sells branded merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
This review is focused on the website and its content. RSBN is fully transparent that they are right biased as they indicate that in their name. The website features links to videos with a summary of text from other sources. For instance, this video GRAHAM: ‘IF WE CAN GET BEHIND PRESIDENT TRUMP AND FOLLOW HIS LEAD, WE WILL WIN IN 2022’ has a written summary sourced from the questionable Breitbart. RSBN also links to videos that are hosted on Rumble such as Mike Lindell’s documentary Absolute Proof, which has been proven to contain numerous falsehoods and conspiracy theories. Articles and Headlines strongly favor the right and denigrate the left such as this LIVE: SHAM IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP: DAY 5.
In general, RSBN promotes Donald Trump and his policies. They also routinely publish conspiracy theories and propaganda that is favorable to Trump and his movement. For example, during the 2020 election, they frequently published election fraud misinformation, see above and below in failed fact checks. They also frequently interview guests who have poor track records with facts such as Charlie Kirk, Diamond and Silk, and Kayleigh McEnany.
Failed Fact Checks
- Nevada’s state electors defied the will of the people and voted for U.S. President Donald Trump in 2020. – False
- Does Mike Lindell’s interview on alleged election fraud contain only factual and proven statements? – False
Overall, we rate Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of conspiracy theories, right-wing propaganda, the use of poor sources, and failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 03/18/2021)