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- Overall, we rate The Freedom Times Far-Right Biased and Questionable due to a lack of transparency, poor sourcing, promotion of conspiracy theories, and the publishing demonstrably false claims.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Lack of Transparency, Poor Sourcing, Conspiracy, False Claims
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2018, The Freedom Times is a hyperpartisan conservative news and opinion blog. The website lacks transparency as the about page does not disclose their political orientation, name editors, or disclose ownership. It appears the two primary author are Lindsey Michelle and James Nicholas.
Funded by / Ownership
The Freedom Times does not disclose ownership and revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Freedom Times does not perform original reporting, but rather editorializes news stories with the use if highly emotional wording such as this: Leo Terrell Rips Biden For Claiming Trump Is The First ‘Racist’ President: “Biden Is The Racist!”. This story is sourced to The Hill and Twitter. Story selection always favors the right and frequently uses poor sources such as Tucker Carlson who has failed numerous fact checks Tucker Blasts Dr. Fauci For Taking Off Mask At Baseball Game: “Masks For Thee, But Not For Me’. Although they have not been directly fact-checked by an IFCN fact checker they frequently report and support President Trump’s false claims such as this Trump On Border Security: Joe Biden Is “Totally Controlled By The Radical Left… They Want Open Borders”. AP Fact Check and Factcheck.org states this is false. In general, The Freedom Times is far-right biased and does not always publish factual news.
Overall, we rate The Freedom Times Far-Right Biased and Questionable due to a lack of transparency, poor sourcing, promotion of conspiracy theories, and the publishing demonstrably false claims. (D. Van Zandt 7/26/2020)