Southern Patriot News
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- Overall, we rate Southern Patriot News Right Biased based on story selection that always favors the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to the use of highly emotional wording intended to sway the reader, which may be misleading in some cases.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2019 by Gerald C. McConway, Jr. , Southern Patriot News is a media source that summarizes news stories from other sources and offers conservative commentary. According to their about page they want Southern Patriot News to be a “publication that reflected the concerns of southern conservatives that were being talked about at the local tavern, which is what we believe SPN has come to encompass.”
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Funded By / Ownership
Southern Patriot News is owned by Gerald McConway. Revenue is generated through advertising and a store that sells branded merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Southern Patriot News summarizes news stories from other sources and often changes the headline to be attention grabbing such as this: Kamala Harris is Dead in the Water. This story comes from Fox News. Story selection always favors the Right and in particular President Donald Trump such as this: Trump Scores Major Immigration Victory with Supreme Court Ruling (Associated Press). News articles also frequently denigrate Democratic politicians such as this: AOC Sells Out Former Chief of Staff (Fox News). Lastly, Southern Patriot News publishes political cartoons that denigrate the left. Further, articles often contain commentary from the author that uses highly emotional terminology such as this “Well, we have just seen a new low by Joe Biden but yet more proof he loves to use the death of his son Beau to evoke empathy and get him out of sticky situations.” And this: “How insane is the radical left right now? Well, actually, how insane is the left, period?”
A factual search reveals they have not yet been fact checked by an IFCN fact checker.
Overall, we rate Southern Patriot News Right Biased based on story selection that always favors the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to the use of highly emotional wording intended to sway the reader, which may be misleading in some cases. (D. Van Zandt 9/25/2019) Updated (3/8/2020)
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