The Unz Review – Bias and Credibility

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  • Overall, we rate The Unz Review a Questionable Source due to extreme right-wing bias, promotion of propaganda and hate, and utilizing poor sources.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Hate Group
Factual Reporting: LOW
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY


Launched in 2013, The Unz Review is a political analysis website that defines itself as an ‘alternative’ to the ‘mainstream media.’ According to Ron Unz, who is the Editor-in-Chief and the owner of the site, their mission is: “I would always prefer reading something disturbing than something dull.”

The Unz Review has a long list of columnists and bloggers; although we couldn’t go through the lists, some known names are Pat Buchanan, Steve Sailer, Ilana Mercer, and Ron Paul. Steve Sailer has been criticized as both a racist and an Islamophobe. He is also listed as a promoter of hate by utilizing primitive stereotypes to describe people of color. Ilana Mercer is also listed as a promoter of hate toward Muslims, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Further, Ron Unz has donated money to known hate groups and anti-Semite organizations.

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Funded by / Ownership

The website is owned by Ron Unz, and funding is not clear.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The Unz Review publishes articles with loaded words such as “Trump’s Strategy Working—He’s Maneuvered Democrats, RINOS, Into Favoring Foreigners Over Americans.“ In this particular article, they utilize questionable sources such as, which is classified as an extremist White Nationalist group. They also use a different approach in which they utilize minimally loaded emotional language in their headlines, such as “’Shithole Countries’: What Makes a Country? the Place or the People?” However, in the body of the article, one can find plenty of racism and hate under the disguise of a philosophical discussion. Further, they also utilize factually mixed sources such as Mises Institute and Consortium News and credible sources like Politico; however, they use them only to illustrate their far-right views via questionable sources.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, they have advanced conspiracy theories such as this Is the Covid “vaccine” a Bioweapon? There is no evidence to support that the vaccine is a bioweapons. They also claim the vaccine is an attempt to depopulate the earth.

Failed Fact Checks

  • See above

Overall, we rate The Unz Review a Questionable Source due to extreme right-wing bias, promotion of propaganda and hate, and utilizing poor sources. (M. Huitsing 2/12/2018) Updated (12/31/2022)


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

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