The Published Reporter – Bias and Credibility

Published Reporter - Extreme Right Bias - Propaganda - Fake News - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


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  • Overall, we rate The Published Reporter Far-Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, poor sources, false claims, and failed fact checks.

Detailed Report

Questionable Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Pseudoscience, Poor Sourcing, Failed Fact Checks
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Launched in 2019 by John Colascione, The Published Reporter is a conservative news and opinion website based in Florida, United States. The retired website now redirects to

According to their About Page, “The Published Reporter is a news and media outlet which focuses primarily on news and current issues related to the United States with a local focus on South Florida, incorporating Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Dade Counties, the region where its headquarters are based. IT’S TIME TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST BIG TECH: Contribute To Our New “Help Hold Big-Tech Accountable” Fundraiser”

On 4/15/2023, a writer for Published Reporter wrote a negative opinion piece on the editor and founder of Media Bias Fact Check. Although inaccurate in its speculations on the editor’s political beliefs/affiliations, we always disclose criticism as a means of transparency for our readers.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Published Reporter is funded by Searchen Networks, an internet marketing company owned by Internet Marketing Services Inc. John Colascione, identified as the Publisher, is both companies’ founder, owner, and CEO. The website generates revenue through ads, donations, and merchandise sales.

Analysis / Bias

The Published Reporter primarily focuses on news related to the United States, with a local focus on South Florida, where the website is based. It covers national news with a conservative perspective. Articles and headlines often contain loaded emotional wording like this Progressive Rule Forcing Bailiffs To Unshackle Murder Suspect Allows Him To Escape Court. This story is sourced from Fox News and Youtube.

The website also has contributing authors, including Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Trump, and its articles generally support conservative views while harshly criticizing President Biden, such as this Biden’s Treason Deserves The Firing Squad. Regarding sourcing, we found they use a mix of credible sources like Forbes and questionable sources such as Children’s Health Defense, Ben Swann, and the Gateway Pundit.

Editorially, all op-eds favor the right and denigrate the left such as this Op-Ed: Deceptive Trans Activists Mislabel “Intersex” Conditions To Fabricate More Than Two Sexes -They’re So Wrong and Op-Ed: When The Mentally Unstable Lead The Mentally Unstable: Delusional Dems Reintroduce Transgender Bill Of Rights.

NewsGuard, a media watchdog, has accused The Published Reporter of publishing false and unsubstantiated information on various topics, including politics, COVID-19, and climate change.

For example, the website published an article in September 2022 that falsely claimed there was no evidence that human-produced carbon significantly contributes to global warming. However, scientific evidence and reports from various organizations, including NASA, NOAA, and IPCC, suggest that human activities, particularly burning fossil fuels, are the leading contributors to global warming.

The Published Reporter also published a misleading article in August 2022 that claimed that 22 out of 50 pregnant women who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine had a miscarriage. This claim was based on a calculation with “numerous mistakes” made by feminist author and former Al Gore consultant Naomi Wolf. The Published Reporter generally holds a far-right conservative bias and does not always report the news accurately.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate The Published Reporter Far-Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, poor sources, false claims, and failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 04/06/2023) Updated (04/16/2023)


Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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