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- Overall, we rate TrendingPoliticsNews.com Right Biased and Questionable based on poor sourcing, promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, and several failed fact checks by their parent source TrendingPolitics.com.
Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2022, TrendingPoliticsNews.com is a hyper-partisan conservative news and opinion website. They fully disclose their bias on the about page: “Welcome to TrendingPolitics, where we provide conservative commentary on the news stories of the day. Studies have shown that 90%+ of the stories about Conservatives are negative, so we like to bring the other side of the story to you. With that being said, we aren’t shy to admit we’re biased. The majority of our articles will have a good amount of Conservative opinion weaved into it.”
The about page information above is identical to that on TrendingPolitics.com. They do not disclose editors and authors have limited biographical information.
Funded by / Ownership
TrendingPoliticsNews.com is owned by Making Web LLC and connected to Ilovemyfreedom.org, rated as a Questionable source. I Love My Freedom discloses on its about page that “ILoveMyFreedom.org is Co-Owned by A. Ferretti, R. Nosbish, Jack Murphy, and Clayton Keirns. We are proud to say that we’ve never taken a single penny from any donor, and we are completely funded by our loyal customers and subscribers by the revenue generated through the website.” They also have an online store that sells Pro-Trump and Conservative merchandise. TrendingPoliticsNews.com displays ads and links to the ILoveMyFreedom store.
Analysis / Bias
In review, TrendingPoliticsNews.com rarely publishes original reporting but rather offers commentary on news stories from other sources. Headlines and wording of articles often use emotionally loaded language such as this: BREAKING: Elon Musk Exposes Adam Schiff for Colluding With Twitter. This story is unsourced. Regarding sourcing information, they use a combination of credible sources such as the New York Times, Politico, and Reuters and poor sources such as the Gateway Pundit and Defiant America. Again, they rarely provide hyperlinks to the original sources. They also provide a news feed from the Questionable source Patriot Fetch.
Editorially, story selection always favors the right and typically reports on former President Trump positively: The REAL Insurrection: Trump Explodes on Biden Border Disaster and negatively on liberals such as this, Pelosi Has a “Senior Moment” with Embarassing Gaffe in Final Speech [WATCH].
TrendingPoliticsNews.com also indirectly promotes conspiracy theories such as this: Trump BLOWS UP on Fake News Media, Jan 6th Committee in Epic String of Truth Posts. In this article, they repeat false claims made by former President Trump “Isn’t it INCREDIBLE that the people who Cheated, Rigged, and Stole the 2020 Presidential Election.” This is false as there is no evidence the election was stolen.
In general, TrendingPoliticsNews.com is more credible than TrendingPolitics.com but still is questionable based on a lack of transparency, poor sourcing techniques, and the promotion of right-leaning propaganda and conspiracy theories.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
- They republish news from Trending Politics which has failed numerous fact checks.
Overall, we rate TrendingPoliticsNews.com Right Biased and Questionable based on poor sourcing, promotion of propaganda, conspiracy theories, and several failed fact checks by their parent source TrendingPolitics.com. (D. Van Zandt 01/04/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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