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- Overall, we rate Thought Crime Radio as extreme right-biased and a tin-foil hat conspiracy and quackery level pseudoscience website that consistently publishes demonstrably false information.
Bias Rating: RIGHT CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Thought Crime Radio is a former radio show and podcast that is now a news website. Rich Winkel appears to be the founder. His bio reads, “Rich was host of ThoughtCrimeRadio on KOPN, Columbia, Missouri, from its inception in August of 2009 until 2014. He is a Computer Systems Analyst and the author of two scholarly papers.”
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Funded by / Ownership
Thought Crime Radio lacks transparency as they do not articulate ownership; however, it appears Rich Winkel is the owner. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Thought Crime Radio is an overt Conspiracy and Pseudoscience website. They routinely publish anti-vaccination propaganda from other pseudoscience sources such as this: STUDIES OUTSIDE THE U.S. SHOW UNVACCINATED CHILDREN HEALTHIER THAN VACCINATED CHILDREN. The source for this article is the fiercely anti-vaccine Health Impact News. Thought Crime Radio also publishes numerous 9-11 conspiracies and Chemtrails and False Flag operations. TCR also frequently uses poor sources such as the right-wing conspiracy site Natural News. If it is a conspiracy, it is on this website.
In this review for 2022, we find nothing has changed as they still publish false information such as this GOFUNDME BLOCKS MILLIONS RAISED FOR TRUCKERS PROTESTING VAX MANDATES. This story is not true. In general, Thought Crime Radio is a crackpot conspiracy and pseudoscience website that favors an extreme right bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- Thought Crime Radio has not been directly fact-checked; however, the sources they use routinely fail fact checks and promote misinformation.
Overall, we rate Thought Crime Radio as extreme right-biased and a tin-foil hat conspiracy and quackery level pseudoscience website that consistently publishes demonstrably false information. (D. Van Zandt 3/12/2018) Updated (01/28/2022)
Last Updated on January 28, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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