Last updated on August 29th, 2020 at 02:09 pm
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.
- Overall, we rate the Bearded Patriot Questionable, based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, poor sourcing, and specifically a lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Right Bias, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2013, the Bearded Patriot is a hyper-partisan conservative news and opinion website. This source completely lacks transparency as they do not have an about page, disclose owners and authors are named without bios.
Funded by / Ownership
The Bearded Patriot does not disclose ownership, but they are funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Bearded Patriot takes news from Right-leaning sources and summarizes or republishes them. They do not produce original news content. Some of the sources they summarize/republish are The Blaze, Breitbart, and Fox news. All stories favor the right and denigrate the left such as this: Democratic Party Continues to Crumble as Major Figure Turns on Democratic Frontrunner. This story is sourced to the factually mixed Daily Wire. In general, the Bearded Patriot re-reports news from other sources that are not always factual, but not overtly questionable either.
Overall, we rate the Bearded Patriot Questionable, based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, poor sourcing, and specifically a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 1/24/2020)