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- Overall, we rate WayneDupree.com Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, use of poor sources, promotion of propaganda, and conspiracy theories as well as three failed fact checks.
Reasoning: Extreme Right, Poor Sourcing, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Failed Fact Checks
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2012, WayneDupree.com is an opinion blog run by conservative radio host Wayne Dupree. According to their about page, waynedupree.com “battles the Trump opposition media every day. As this is Dupree’s everyday job, he works very hard for a website that pulls in between 800,000 – 1,000,000 page views a month.” He further states “Wayne continues to fight for America and spreading the conservative message on a daily basis.”
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Wayne Dupree and funded through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website breaks down news and opinions into the following categories: Donald Trump, Culture, Politics, World Affairs, and Viral Videos. WayneDupree.com does not publish original news stories, but rather uses quotes from other sources and offers conservative opinions regarding the story. Most headlines and articles contain loaded emotional wording such as this: Opinion: Dems Don’t Care About Trial; They’re Trying To Rig 2020 Election With Impeachment Stigma. WayneDupree.com typically sources their information to a variety of credible sources as well as questionable ones with poor fact check records such as Bizpac Review, Big League Politics, Breaking911, and the Daily Mail.
Editorially, WayneDupree.com is strongly conservative and pro-Trump. Most opinion pieces denigrate liberals such as this: Opinion: A Democrat Meltdown Is Happening! The Dems Just Handed The Election To The Republicans! The website also promotes conspiracy theories such as this: Still Investigating: Actors in Sandy Hook hoax are identified (Photos) as well as the Pizzagate conspiracy and the Clinton’s murdering their opponents or anyone who may expose them of some wrongdoing. In general, WayneDupree.com publishes opinions that align with the extreme right and sometimes are not factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- “Nancy Pelosi’s Son Paul Jr. Was Exec at ‘Ukraine-Based Gas Company,’ Similar to Hunter Biden” – FALSE
- Muslim students removed wooden pews from Wichita State University’s chapel because they lacked a place in which to kneel and pray. – FALSE
- Palestinians were caught faking the deaths of several martyrs when one of the ‘corpses’ was filmed moving. – FALSE
Overall, we rate WayneDupree.com Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, use of poor sources, promotion of propaganda, and conspiracy theories as well as three failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 1/21/2020)