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Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1990, The Philadelphia Trumpet also known as The Trumpet is a free-of-charge monthly magazine published by the Philadelphia Church of God, also available online. The magazine’s focus is on domestic and international current events, societal commentary, and Bible-based self-help articles, which often source Biblical writing as a prophecy relating to world events. The current editor-in-chief is Gerald Flurry who is also the founder of the Philadelphia Church of God.
Funded by / Ownership
The Trumpet is owned and published by the Philadelphia Church of God. Revenue is derived through tithes from the church and donations solicited on the website.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Trumpet website publishes podcasts as well as original news summaries and commentary. Articles and headlines typically favor a right-leaning perspective and utilize loaded emotional language such as this Coronavirus Crackdowns Contaminate European Democracy. This story is properly sourced to credible media outlets such as Reuters. The website also features a headlines section which curates news from other sources. Some of the sources are credible while most are either right biased or questionable such as The Federalist, Just The News, Mises, and Red State.
When not promoting right-wing politics they publish articles connecting world events to prophesy such as this: Is America’s Supreme Court in Bible Prophecy? While this article is almost indecipherable with rhetoric and desperate attempts to connect the bible to the Supreme Court, they did fail with this quote “I believe Mr. Kavanaugh’s confirmation indicates God will likely see that President Trump has a second term.” This did not come true. Further, the website promotes climate change denial as well as opposition to gay marriage and conspiratorial quotes such as this “The ascent of the lgbt movement from being illegal to a source of “pride” brings up the question: How long until other illegal ideas, such as pedophilia, are also legalized, protected and even encouraged, and at what cost to society?” In general, The Trumpet publishes right biased news and information that attempts to connect current events to Biblical Prophesy, which would be considered pseudoscience.
Failed Fact Checks
- There is no record of them being fact-checked
Overall, we rate The Trumpet a Moderate conspiracy and pseudoscience source based on the promotion of unproven and unknown information. (D. Van Zandt 2/13/2017) Updated (3/9/2021)