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.
- Overall, The LA Post is a Questionable Source based on extreme right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracy theories, use of poor sources, plagiarism and a complete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, Plagiarism, Lack of Transparency
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2019, The LA Post is a conservative news and opinion blog that does not report on the Los Angeles area. The website completely lacks transparency through a lack of an about page, disclosure of ownership, or the naming of authors. A search of social media turns up a Twitter handle @thelapost, which indicates Dr. Don Rose as the editor-in-chief.
Funded by / Ownership
The LA Post does not disclose ownership. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The LA Post does not produce original content but rather summarizes and offers commentary that is conservative and pro-Trump. Headlines are often sensationalized and emotional such as this: BREAKING: A Federal Judge Just Put Obama on Notice. This story is sourced to the factually mixed New York Post. The LA Post frequently promotes conspiracy theories from poor sources such as Big League Politics: Putin Calls Out George Soros For Meddling In US Elections. They also publish highly misleading headlines that do match the content or context of the story such as this: Michelle Obama Says “There Are Too Many White People”. Further, The LA Post plagiarizes material from other low-quality sources such as BizPac Review. This article is copied and pasted, verbatim without attribution back to BizPac Review: Chelsea Clinton attacks Trump on ‘The View’: ‘His whole life has been a scam’.
Overall, The LA Post is a Questionable Source based on extreme right wing bias, promotion of conspiracy theories, use of poor sources, plagiarism, and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 11/4/2019)