The Blacksphere (Kevin Jackson)

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The Blacksphere - Right Bias - Conservative - Republican - Not Credible - QuestionableFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


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  • Overall, we rate the BlackSphere far right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda and conspiracy theories as well as numerous failed fact checks.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Numerous Failed Fact Checks
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Founded in 2011 by conservative commentator Kevin Jackson, The Blacksphere is a politically conservative website that provides a link for Kevin Jackson’s radio show and publishes news. According to their about page Jackson “writes a regular blog, and is a syndicated writer for TakiMag.com.  He also contributes to Breitbart’s Big Government, Human Events and American Thinker. His work has been featured in Townhall.com, and other national political journals and websites.”

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Funded by / Ownership

BlackSphere is owned solely by Kevin Jackson and is funded through advertisements and the sale of Jackson’s books.

Analysis / Bias

In review, BlackSphere publishes original articles by Jackson that are supportive of President Trump and denigrates liberals. Many articles link to his radio show. Most articles and headlines feature highly loaded emotional wording that favors the right such as this White House’s SCATHING Rebuke of NY Gov Cuomo. This story is sourced from tweets and the New York Daily News. Another example of denigration of the left is this story Democrats PANIC: Leftist Icons Call Latest Strategy Pure Madness. This story is again sourced from social media and the non-credible Washington Times. Further, the story features an unflattering photo of Nancy Pelosi, which is typical of this website. Finally, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, this source has routinely published misleading information and during the election of 2020, they have also published misinformation (see fact check below).  In general, all stories favor the far-right and Donald Trump, while denigrating liberals.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate the BlackSphere far right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda and conspiracy theories as well as numerous failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 10/15/2016) Updated (11/24/2020)

Source: https://theblacksphere.net/

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