Last updated on October 20th, 2020 at 04:57 pm
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Factual Reporting: MIXED
The Crusader Journal bills itself as “The Worlds Online Newspaper.” The Crusader Journal has a vague about page that does not list who owns and operates this website. This website is very deceptive in that 90% of the articles are aggregated from least biased source, Reuters. Other articles and Op-Eds come from either Staff, Chris Begley or Paul Begley, who is an apocalyptic prophecy pastor from Illinois. A search for Paul Begley shows that he has a large media presence that reaches 23 million homes. The News tab on Paul Begley’s website links directly to The Crusader Journal, which leads us to believe they are one and the same.
In review, The Crusader Journal mostly publishes credible least biased news from Reuters, however, articles are written by Staff, Paul Begley, and his brother Chris Begley are not rooted in fact and are either conspiratorial or pseudoscience. For example, this article by Chris Begley reports on how the earth will collide with Planet X in 2018: Shock Claim: Researcher says Planet X or Nibiru has already entered solar system. Obviously, there is zero credible evidence to support this claim. There are many other apocalyptic claims as well as strong right-wing bias on this website. Overall, we rate The Crusader Journal a Christian biased conspiracy-pseudoscience website. (D. Van Zandt 11/10/2017)