- Overall, we rate Rogue Review Far-Right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, conspiracy theories, false information, poor sourcing, and a complete lack of transparency.
Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Conspiracy Theories, Propaganda, False Claims, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2019, Rogue Review is a conservative website/blog/newsletter lacking transparency. For example, they do not offer an about page to describe their conservative bias, disclose ownership, or editors.
Funded by / Ownership
Rogue Review lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership. The website lists Catherine Salgado and Olivia Rondeau as columnists; however, it is not known if they are the website’s owners. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Rogue Review publishes news and commentary from a conservative perspective. Articles and headlines often contain highly emotional wording such as this NYPD Storms Restaurant and Persecute a CHILD While Rounding Up Unvaccinated Patrons. An emotionally charged quote reads, “COVID insanity has also opened Americans’ eyes to some other less-ridiculed but much-complicit groups. Those include police, who are now essentially operating as a Gestapo carrying out government overreaches for the left, and onlookers who allow tyranny to occur.”
The website relies on various credible sources; however, they also utilize discredited sources such as Robert F. Kennedy, who frequently publishes vaccine disinformation. Other questionable sources used include Free West Media, National Pulse, and The Gateway Pundit. Further, after the 2020 Presidential election, they promoted false or misleading information such as this BREAKING: Elections Expert Releases FULL Voter Fraud Report for 2020 Election, Suggests 8.1M Excess Votes. According to fact-checkers, this is a baseless conspiracy theory.
Finally, they frequently promote Covid-19 and vaccine misinformation such as this Yale Study: Vaccinated People MORE LIKELY to Be Infected Than Those Without Jab (FULL DETAILS). In this story, they misrepresent the result of the study s with the author confirming they got it wrong “Interpretation that our research is evidence of anything but a protective vaccine effect is a misrepresentation.” In general, Rogue Review presents news and commentary with a far-right bias that is not always factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- Vaccinated People More Likely To Be Infected Than Those Without The Shot – False
- They frequently utilize sources with poor fact-check records.
Overall, we rate Rogue Review Far-Right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, conspiracy theories, false information, poor sourcing, and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 01/01/2022)
Last Updated on January 7, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check