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- Overall, we rate the Bearded Patriot Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, poor sourcing, and a lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, Conspiracies
Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2013, the Bearded Patriot is a hyper-partisan conservative news and opinion website. According to their about page, “At The Bearded Patriot, we pledge to protect and preserve our American freedoms and the rights afforded to us by the U.S. Constitution. We’re a band of dedicated patriot-journalists fighting for America’s standing as the last great beacon of freedom on Earth. If you’re looking for a publication that values and respects our way of life to the utmost degree, you are in the right place.”
This source completely lacks transparency as they do not disclose owners and authors are named without bios.
Funded by / Ownership
The Bearded Patriot does not disclose ownership but is 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 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 from the factually mixed Daily Wire.
Since 2020, they have promoted election fraud conspiracies. Finally: Republican Party Takes Bold Stand Against Fraudulent 2020 Election and Covid vaccine disinformation such as this [WATCH] Dr. Birx Admits To Committing Crimes Against Humanity. In general, the Bearded Patriot re-reports news from sources that are not always factual and hold a far-right bias politically.
Failed Fact Checks
- No evidence of being fact-checked by a third party.
Overall, we rate the Bearded Patriot Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, poor sourcing, and a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 1/24/2020) Updated (08/13/2022)
Last Updated on August 13, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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