Last updated on May 7th, 2021 at 12:20 pm
The Right Scoop does not have an about page; however, a Whois search reveals the domain was registered privately in 2009 and appears to be from Ontario, Canada. The writers/posters on The Right Scoop use screen names rather than their real names. Right Scoop is a mid-sized website that receives around 1.5 million page views per month, according to Similar Web.
Funded by / Ownership
The Right Scoop does not disclose ownership and the site appears to generate revenue through online advertising, donations, and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
The Right Scoop reports news with a right-wing bias in story selection and loaded wording that favors the right: Sarah Sanders releases blistering statement on Omarosa. Rather than sourcing this story, they offer a block quote and opine about the statement. This is the norm for most stories on The Right Scoop; take a snippet of a news article and editorialize it with a right-leaning bias.
Editorially, all stories favor a conservative right perspective and frequently denigrate the left, such as this The left is using a new woke term, and it will make you roll your eyes HARD. Further, throughout 2020-2021 they published misinformation regarding Covid-19 and Election Fraud. For example, they claimed that Joe Biden was the only person to wear a mask at the climate summit in April 2021. According to Politifact and other fact-checkers, this is not true. Finally, they also frequently repeated the false election fraud claims of former President Trump and “My Pillow Guy” Mike Lindell. In general, The Right Scoop is far-right biased and frequently publishes false and misleading information.
Failed Fact Checks
- The Obama administration shut down the Amber Alert program because of the government shutdown. – False
- “Shredded Pennsylvania Mail-in ballot Applications discovered in a trailer. The applications were for @realDonaldTrump.” – False
- “America is dead.” Geez. Joe ‘Eeyore’ Biden. – False
- Hillary Clinton said in a speech that Christians in America must deny their faith in Christianity. – False
- In the summer of 2018, President Donald Trump donated his entire $400,000 annual salary to the Department of the Interior for the purpose of rebuilding military cemeteries. – False