Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy
Notes: Stone Cold Truth (SCT) is not a news site so much as a personal blog for Roger Stone. Mr. Stone is a conservative-libertarian writer and political pundit, who bills himself as a “Legendary American Political Operative.” The stories on SCT are poorly sourced, marginally factual, and much of the writing borders on conspiracy. Additionally, many of the reference sources at the end of the stories, such as The Daily Caller, are listed as Right Biased or Questionable themselves. As with many extremely biased sites on both the left and the right, many of the facts presented in the stories are either taken out of context or misrepresented.
Example: In the story titled “The Numbers Don’t Lie: Proof Of Fake News Confirmed” the author, Saint John Hunt, conflates a Harvard study showing the percentage of negative press regarding President Trump during his first hundred days with inaccurate reporting. The study does show a high percentage of negative press, and also shows a distinct negative bias from the press towards Trump during that time on some networks, including CNN and CBS. The study does not, however, gauge the accuracy of the reporting on the networks. Negativity does not automatically equate to falsehood, and the use of the numbers from the study as the centerpiece of the story is, at best, misleading.
Due to the overt bias, poor sourcing, and misleading and misrepresented facts, STC is rated Questionable. (D. Kelley 7/10/2017)