A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.
The Washington Reporter
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Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy
Notes: The Washington Reporter is an online news website that reports the latest political news, foreign affairs and popular culture. The Washington Reporter states its mission as “The mission of The Washington Reporter is to practice and promote investigative journalism, political punditry and news analysis that is in the public interest.”
Jacob Wohl is the Executive Editor of the site. In his own words he is a “20 Year Old Financier and Political Commentator | Conservative, Trump Supporter, Zionist | Editor In Chief of The Washington Reporter.“ According to a Bloomberg article dated August 17, 2017 reporter Katherine Burton describes Jacob Wohl as “the fellow from Corona, California, who calls himself the world’s youngest hedge-fund manager. It’s possible. He’s only 19 and has already been investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.” The Washington Reporter used to be called “Offended America”, which we rate Right Biased and Mixed for factual reporting and in fact the offendedamerica.com domain now redirects to The Washington Reporter.
In review, The Washington Reporter uses loaded emotional language both in their articles and headlines such as “Was this Intel Contractor Paid Almost $1 Million by the Feds to Help Frame Trump?” and typically they either utilize factually mixed sources such as The Daily Caller or they source poorly such as “Sources tell The Washington Reporter that Tillerson was formally fired on Friday.” In addition, The Washington Reporter also has a false claim by a fact checker. Story selection favors the right 100% of the time. Based on consistently linking to factually mixed sources and a false claim by a prominent fact checker we rate The Washington Reporter Extreme Right biased and Questionable for factual reporting. (M. Huitsing 4/1/2018)
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