Founded in 1999 by Peter Brimelow, VDARE is an American website that publishes socio-political commentary pieces, particularly focusing on advocating for a moratorium on immigration into the United States as well as arguments related to race and American politics. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, VDARE is an anti-immigration hate website that regularly publishes articles by prominent white nationalists, race scientists, and anti-Semites.
Funded by / Ownership
VDARE is owned by the VDARE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Revenue is derived through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, VDARE promotes a far right-wing ideology that centers around white identity, racism, and anti-immigration. The website routinely promotes white nationalism such as the founder’s statements that United States immigration policy constitutes “Adolf Hitler’s posthumous revenge on America” and he said he wished to return to the US immigration policies before 1965 when restrictions to non-whites were lifted, as “the US is a white nation.” In other words, VDARE is fearful of the Great Replacement Conspiracy. Articles and headlines often feature loaded wording such as this Voter Fraud In Pennsylvania: Forget About It, Jake. It’s Phillytown.
From an editorial perspective, all stories favor the far-right and appear to endorse President Donald Trump such as this Patrick J. Buchanan: Trumpism Lives On!
Is VDARE a hate group?
- PETER BRIMELOW
- Trump Official Brought Hate Connections to the White House
- Members of a far-right advocacy group posed as VICE news reporters to get protesters to identify themselves in DC
- The White Nationalist Websites Cited by Stephen Miller
Overall, we rate VDARE extreme right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of racial conspiracy theories that third party sources consider hate and propaganda that aligns with the white nationalist right. (11/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/06/2020)