Last updated on May 6th, 2021 at 12:39 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 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 Conservative Brief Questionable based on propaganda, use of poor sources who have failed fact checks, plagiarism, a lack of transparency, and failed fact checks.
Reasoning: Lack of Transparency, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Plagiarism
Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2018, The Conservative Brief is a strongly right-leaning news and opinion blog. According to their contact page, “TheConservativeBrief.com is the mortal enemy of misinformation, extremes, corruption, fake news, racial division, environmental assaults, and the disarmament of Americans.” The website does not disclose authors or an editor, thereby lacking transparency.
Funded by / Ownership
Calhoun Media LLC owns the Conservative Brief. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue for the website.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Conservative Brief primarily publishes summaries of news stories, some of which in the past appeared to be plagiarized. For example, this story Islamic Czech Thought-leader Calls on Muslims to Arm Themselves, ‘Especially Men,’ changes the headline and barely reassembles an article from the questionable Breitbart. In another story, there is the use of strong emotional language such as this: Breaking: New Jersey Poised to Become Eight (spelling error in headline) State to Legalize This Horrible Practice, which is sourced to the questionable and mixed factual Townhall. In general, all stories favor the right and denigrate the left. This is a propaganda source that promotes right-wing positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- Parental consent for vaccinations not required for children as young as 11. – False
- “Report: Biden administration busing ‘thousands’ of illegals to red states to get permanent status.” – False
- “Joe Suffers Brain Fart! Biden Visits Elementary School, Asks The Children If They’re High Schoolers (VIDEO).” – False
Overall, we rate The Conservative Brief Questionable based on propaganda, use of poor sources who have failed fact checks, plagiarism, a lack of transparency, and failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 3/28/2019) Updated (5/6/2021)