A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.
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Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Hate Group
Notes: Founded on February 5, 2007, Taki’s Magazine is an extreme right-wing online magazine of politics and culture published by journalist Taki Theodoracopulos. According to a Guardian article entitled “The way of the Jackal”, Taki Theodoracopulos has racist views.
Taki’s Magazine proclaims on its about page: “Our only ideology is to be against the junk culture foisted upon us by Hollywood and the mainstream media, and mirages of a new world order.” Taki’s Magazine’s former Executive Editor was Richard Spencer, who is an American white supremacist that coined the term Alternative Right. Gavin McInnes, who is a regular on Fox News also was a contributor until August 2017. His last column was entitled “So Long, Taki!” He has been described in media reports as a major figure within the alt-right movement. Gavin McInnes has also been featured in Hatewatch articles by the Southern Poverty Law Center, that can be found here and here.
Taki’s Magazine features syndicated columns by such conservative figures as Pat Buchanan and Michelle Malkin, both of whom have mixed records with fact checkers. Taki’s Magazine published an article, “The Talk: Nonblack Version” written by John Derbyshire which makes questionable racial suggestions. Overall, we rate Taki’s Magazine as Questionable based on extreme right wing editorial bias and affiliation with those who have been labeled as promoters of hate. (M. Huitsing 9/18/2017)