Sources in the Conspiracy-Pseudoscience category may publish unverifiable information that is not always supported by evidence. In addition, these sources may be untrustworthy for credible/verifiable information; therefore, fact-checking and further investigation is recommended on a per-article basis when obtaining information from these sources. See all Conspiracy-Pseudoscience sources.
- Overall, we rate The Stream a moderate Conspiracy website based on the promotion of right-wing conspiracies and a strong Pseudoscience site for the promotion of climate change denial and creationism, as well as non-scientific information regarding homosexuality.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CONSPIRACY/PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2015 by Christian Televangelist James Robison and not confused with Al Jazeera’s program called the Stream. The Stream is an online news and opinion website that is overtly Christian. According to their about page, “The Stream is a national daily championing freedom, smaller government, and human dignity. Offering both original content and the best from across the web, The Stream challenges the worst in the mainstream media while offering a rich and lively source for breaking news, inspiration, analysis, and entertainment.”
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Life Outreach International Association of Churches, Inc., which routinely has over $50 million annually. These primarily come from individual donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Stream reports news from a Christian Right perspective, such as this: Old Friend of Trump Makes the Case: He’s Not Racist!, which is written by Mike Huckabee, who has an abysmal track record with facts. Virtually all stories favor the right and advocate for Christianity with zero regards for science. For example, with climate change, all articles at the least deny the consensus on impact and outright deny the human influence.
They also are opposed to evolution and frequently report negatively on homosexuality. They also make claims such as tying eugenics to minimum wage. Besides promoting pseudosciences such as human-influenced climate change denial and creationism, they also promote conspiracy theories such as the debunked Seth Rich-Wikileaks conspiracy.
Failed Fact Checks
- There is no record of them being fact-checked by a third party. See the examples above.
Overall, we rate The Stream a moderate Conspiracy website based on the promotion of right-wing conspiracies and a strong Pseudoscience site for the promotion of climate change denial and creationism, as well as non-scientific information regarding homosexuality. (D. Van Zandt 12/9/2016) Updated (01/08/2023)
Last Updated on January 8, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check