Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda
Subject Politics is an extreme right wing news and opinion website as evidenced by their mission statement on their About page: “It is our mission to disrupt the liberal echo-chamber of victimization, moral relativism, and political correctness that suppresses honest conversation and debate.” Subject Politics uses extremely loaded language in headlines such as this: “IT’S OVER! Trump Just Went On Twitter & EXPOSED Obama’s Sick Plan! **MAKE THIS GO VIRAL.” The words “Sick Plan” is a highly negative connotation that attempts to blame former President Obama for a judge’s decision, where there isn’t evidence to support it. Further, in this same article they copy and paste this quote as evidence of Obama’s “sick plan”: “JUDGE WILLIAM H. ORRICK, THE FEDERAL JUDGE IN SAN FRANSISCO (spelling error), WHO BLOCKED TRUMP’S ORDER THAT WOULD DEFUND SANCTUARY CITIES, IS AN OBAMA DONOR WHO GAVE $200,000 TO GET HIM ELECTED!” There isn’t a source for this quote, so we don’t know who said it or made that claim, in fact, there isn’t any source at all for this news article other than some tweets from President Trump. Furthermore, Judge Orrick did not donate 200K to Obama. He helped raise 200K through fundraising and donated 30.8K to committees supporting Obama. Whether he donated to Obama or not is not evidence of a “sick plan” to block Trump. This is a classic clickbait tactic and promotion of propaganda. Also, according to fact-checkers, Subject Politics has made false claims here and here. Lastly, Subject Politics often references very questionable sources in their articles. For example, in the article entitled “TRUMP WAS RIGHT! Obama’s Top Adviser Just Leaked His WORST Nightmare,” Subject Politics uses Rush Limbaugh as a source to support their story. While Limbaugh’s claim may be true in this case, he is an admitted entertainer and has a poor track record with fact-checking. (1/31/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 6/20/2017)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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