- Overall, we rate The Colorado Herald Far-Right biased and Questionable due to the publication of propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, use of poor sources, a lack of transparency, and a false claim via a fact-checker.
Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Conspiracy Theories, Propaganda, Pseudoscience, Lack of Transparency, Failed Claims, Imposter
Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2020, The Colorado Herald anonymously runs a conspiracy website with a domain registered in Iceland. The website can also be classified as an imposter site because it looks like an online Colorado Newspaper. An about page describes the site as “The Colorado Herald is aptly named for our collective ability to loudly convey the correct message, not the message often crafted, contrived, and manipulated by mainstream media. This website really came to fruition during the alarming government overreach known as a pandemic, amidst the most damaging political influences of a generation or better.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Colorado Herald lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership. Advertising and promotion of events generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Colorado Herald primarily promotes far-right conspiracy theories involving election fraud in the 2020 Presidential election and Covid-19 disinformation, as evidenced by their trending tags #election2020, #COVID19, #copolitics, and #coronavirus. Articles under the #copolitics tag often favor the right such as this Colorado Secretary of State Griswold bans voting audits, raises further suspicions of voters. They utilize proper sourcing in this article.
Throughout 2020-2021 The Colorado Herald has promoted the debunked stolen election narrative with stories such as this Insurrection Act declared Saturday night? While the Colorado Herald is correct to point out there is no evidence this occurred, why bother publishing such a nonsensical headline, to begin with? When reporting on Covid-19, they promote misinformation such as this Fact checked: COVID-19 vaccine is unapproved gene therapy. This is false as the Covid vaccine is not gene therapy. In another story, Why the delta variant is pseudo-science and propaganda, they cite questionable sources such as LifeSiteNews, which frequently promotes misinformation. In general, The Colorado Herald is a far-right imposter website that promotes misinformation.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate The Colorado Herald Far-Right biased and Questionable due to the publication of propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, use of poor sources, a lack of transparency, and a false claim via a fact-checker. (D. Van Zandt 6/30/2021)