Questionable Reasoning: Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Failed Fact Checks, Conspiracy, Pseudoscience
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Turley Talks is a digital platform featuring commentary and analysis on current events, particularly from a perspective that supports nationalism, populism, and traditionalism. It is run by Dr. Steve Turley, an author and speaker who is recognized within the patriot movement. The site offers a variety of content including videos, podcasts, and articles. According to its about page, “Turley Talkers are a movement of Courageous Patriots constructing a Parallel Economy to live out our God-given freedoms.”
The About page also states, “In 2021 through 2022, Dr. Steve appeared alongside President Donald J Trump and several key Conservative influencers across the country at the American Freedom Tour and he is a frequent guest on the top radio, TV, and alternative media talk shows.”
The website is based in Pennsylvania, USA.
Funded by / Ownership
Dr. Steve Turley owns the website and promotes his various books and podcasts. It also features an ‘Insiders Club’ for more in-depth content, suggesting a subscription-based revenue model alongside advertising and merchandise sales.
Analysis / Bias
Turley Talks exhibits a strong right-leaning bias in its content, with frequent favorable coverage of former President Trump and criticism of the Democratic Party. Headlines such as “Democrats PANIC as Trump Surges!” and “Woke Judge HUMILIATED as Trump Takes the Stand!” indicate a pattern of right-biased wording. The site also features content that aligns with right-wing populism and traditionalist sentiments.
The website’s articles often contain emotionally charged language that consistently favors conservative causes and personalities. For example, the site has articles with titles that claim a “Trump Victory INEVITABLE as DeSantis IMPLODES!” and discuss the “Pro Hamas Left SPLITTING the Dems,” which suggests a narrative that aligns with conservative and right-wing ideologies.
Finally, the website frequently promotes disinformation related to COVID-19, such as this Nobel Prize Awarded to Developers of Deadly Bioweapon and false claims regarding a stolen election in 2020: Trump’s Strategy to Stop the Steal in 2024! In general, Turley Talks is a far-right biased website that promotes propaganda and misinformation to further its agenda.
Failed Fact Checks
- With the hurricane in Florida, the scramble to avert a government shutdown by week’s end, and the midterms looming, news networks have appeared to have largely scrapped the hearings, recognizing that they’ve been nothing more than frankly a waste of time. – False
- “7,200 Jobs CUT At CNN, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed in 2019!!!” – False
- Soros banned from six countries, including his country of birth. – False
Overall, we rate Turley Talks as Far-Right Biased and Questionable based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, the use of poor sources, and failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 11/12/2023)
Last Updated on November 12, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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