- Overall, we rate Rumor Mill News a far-right biased conspiracy and pseudoscience source based on promoting unproven and false claims regarding the government and science.
Bias Rating: RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1998 (domain registration), The Rumor Mill News Reading Room is a website and forum that publishes alternative news stories. They describe the site as “Alternative News and Views, Reported by Agents Around the World, 24 hours a day.” They also claim, “Find UFOs, The Apocalypse, New World Order, Political Analysis,
Alternative Health, Armageddon, Conspiracies, Prophecies, Spirituality, Home Schooling, Home Mortgages, and more.”
For information on the founders, see here.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Raye Allan Smith, based in Ohio. Advertising, donations, and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The website links to Rumor Mill News radio and a forum where subscribers publish news stories. Most news stories are far-right conspiracy and pseudoscience related. For example, this story comes from the satire website Real Raw News, which frequently dupes conservatives with fake news stories: Putin Decimates Another Adrenochrome Warehouse in Ukraine. This QAnon conspiracy theory has been debunked by fact-checkers. In this story, they report on chemtrails: Chemtrails Go Viral In Wake Of Toxic Ohio Train Derailment. This story is sourced back to the Very Low factual Infowars.
In another fake news story, they claim: Kayleigh McEnany’s Father is JFK Jr. This is not true. Regarding sourcing, they rely on other questionable, conspiracy, and pseudoscience sources like X22 Report, Mercola, and Zerohedge. Finally, most members publish news that is favorable to the right, such as this As The Economy Implodes, Credit Card Balances Are Increasing At The Fastest Pace In U.S. History. In general, Rumor Mill News publishes far-right conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. While some posts are fact-based, the majority are not.
Failed Fact Checks
- The Supreme Court In The US Has Ruled That The Covid Pathogen Is Not A Vaccine, Is Unsafe, And Must Be Avoided At All Costs-Supreme Court has canceled universal vax. – False
- CIA Director Gina Haspel was found dead in November 2020. – False
- Interim military U.S. government installed in the days after a fake staged inauguration of Joe Biden was broadcast. – False
Overall, we rate Rumor Mill News a far-right biased conspiracy and pseudoscience source based on promoting unproven and false claims regarding the government and science. (D. Van Zandt 02/18/2023)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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