Right Wing News (Rightwing.news) – Bias and Credibility

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A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency 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 reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

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  • Overall, we rate Right Wing News as a Questionable source based on extreme right-wing bias, poor sourcing, promotion of propaganda, and publishing of fake news.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Some Fake News
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


Right Wing News was founded by John Hawkins in 2001, a far-right conservative, who regularly contributes articles to right-wing publications. There are currently three Right Wing News websites. The original is found at rightwingnews.com and owned by John Hawkins, which typically publishes only Hawkins’ articles and podcasts. You can see a review of that site here. In 2018, Right Wing News merged with MediaVines, inc. They currently operate two other Right Wing News websites at the domains: rightwing.news and rwnofficial.com. These two domains look identical and have the same about page information. For the purpose of this review, we will look at rightwing.news as they have current news stories, whereas rwnofficial has not published a story in over a week as of 12/5/2018. The about page for rightwing.news reads: “Right Wing News publishes content that is traditional news, opinion based and is consistent with conservative values.”

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Funded by / Ownership

Right Wing News (rightwing.news) is “owned and operated solely by MediaVines, Inc. Daily operations are controlled by our Chief Editor, Jeff Rainforth.” The website is funded through online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, virtually every headline and article on Right Wing News utilizes very strong loaded emotional language such as Pelosi Immediately Stabs Trump In The Back After Becoming Speaker – Illegals Cheering! This article sources the Questionable extreme right Gateway Pundit, which has failed numerous fact checks. In general, all articles favor the right in story selection and denigrate the left. Further, many are very poorly sourced to other questionable and/or factually mixed right-wing sources.

A factual search reveals numerous failed fact checks as seen below:

Overall, we rate Right Wing News as a Questionable source based on extreme right-wing bias, poor sourcing, promotion of propaganda, and publishing of fake news.  (D. Van Zandt 12/05/2018) Updated (2/26/2019)

Source: https://rightwing.news , https://rwnofficial.com

Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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