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.
The Conservative Papers
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- Overall, we rate The Conservative Papers Questionable based on a lack of transparency, use of poor sources and general promotion of propaganda. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use if poor sources who have failed fact checks.
Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency, propaganda
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2009, according to a domain search, the Conservative Papers is hyper-Partisan blog that publishes news favorable to conservatives and President Donald Trump. According to their about page they “spread the ideas of capitalism by writing about the proven solutions of conservative ideals and by making the public aware of the dangers of complacency.” The website lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership or offer bios for authors.
Funded by / Ownership
The Conservative Papers does not clearly indicate who owns and publishes this site nor do they disclose an editor. There does not seem to be a source a revenue for this source.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Conservative Papers is a website that promotes the conservative platform and Donald Trump. Story selection always favors the right such as this: COVID-19 Illegal Aliens Demand $1.2K Each in Taxpayer-Funded Checks. This story is sourced back to the Questionable Breitbart and therefore is Questionable. Some other sources used by this site is the right leaning Daily Signal, the Questionable CNS News and Free Patriot.org. In general all stories favor the right and denigrate the left such as this Does Joe Biden Have Dementia? Does It Matter? In general, the Conservative Paper is misleading and uses poor sources.
Failed Fact Checks
- None (this source has not been fact checked by an IFCN fact checker, but they utilize sources that do fail fact checks)
Overall, we rate The Conservative Papers Questionable based on a lack of transparency, use of poor sources and general promotion of propaganda. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use if poor sources who have failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 3/28/2020)