Questionable Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Pseudoscience, Poor Sourcing, False Claims, Imposter
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2022 by L Todd Wood, The Manhattan is a conservative news and opinion website with a history of publishing misinformation. According to its about page, “The Manhattan is a new media outlet combatting the Leftist narrative in NYC. We love The Big Apple, we want it to succeed and prosper and are committed to revealing how flawed ‘progressive’ policy is ruinous.”
Funded by / Ownership
Creative Destruction Media, owned by L Todd Wood, publishes The Manhattan. CDM publishes several websites using the names of old defunct newspapers. Advertising and ad-free subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Manhattan is a conservative imposter website that is designed to look like a legitimate local newspaper. All of the websites use the same design template using an old newspaper font for their logos.
The website publishes local news related to Connecticut that routinely favors the right, such as this: China, Globalists, And Democrats Exploit The First Amendment To Launch An Invasion Into The U.S.. This article is properly sourced.
Editorially, all stories favor the right, and particularly former President Trump, such as BREAKING EXPLOSIVE: SHOCKING ATTEMPT TO HIDE THE TRUTH UNCOVERED! ES&S ACCUSED OF BLOCKING ACCESS TO CRUCIAL ELECTION RECORDS NATIONWIDE! MASSIVE ELECTION FRAUD EXPOSED, PRESIDENT TRUMP VINDICATED. While denigrating the left with conspiracy theories like this President Biden’s War On Women.
The The Manhattan also promotes Covid-19 disinformation. In general, this is an imposter website that promotes extreme right-wing conspiracy theories and pseudoscience.
Failed Fact Checks
- A third party has not fact-checked The Manhattan; however, other sources in the imposter network have failed checks.
Overall, we rate The Manhattan as an extreme right-biased imposter website and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, poor sourcing, and false claims. (D. Van Zandt 10/11/2023)
Last Updated on October 11, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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