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.
Overall, we rate The Washington Sentinel Questionable based on the use of poor sources, promotion of one sided propaganda and a complete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Poor Sources, Propaganda, Complete Lack of Transparency
Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in June 2019, The Washington Sentinel is a right leaning blog/website that publishes news and opinion stories for a conservative audience. The website completely lacks transparency through not having an about page nor author information. In fact, it seems all stories originate from Andrew West. A search for Andrew West reveals this is possibly a pseudonym (not confirmed). The only thing confirmed is this source completely lacks transparency.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership and funding appears to be exclusively through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Washington Sentinel does not produce original content, but rather summarizes news stories and offers right biased opinions. An example is this article Schiff’s ‘Parody’ Conversation During DNI Hearing Prompts Motion to Censure. This story is sourced to the questionable Breitbart, which has failed numerous fact checks. Some other sources used are the factually Mixed Daily Caller as well as Fox News. In general, story selection on the Washington Sentinel always favors the right and denigrates the left, while sometimes using poor sources to validate their claims.
A factual search reveals they have not been fact checked by an IFCN fact checker.
Overall, we rate The Washington Sentinel Questionable based on the use of poor sources, promotion of one sided propaganda and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 10/4/2019)