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Weasel Zippers - Right BiasRIGHT BIAS

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA

History

Founded in 2010, Weasel Zippers is a conservatives news website that does not have an about page. A search of Whois and trademarking indicates the Weasel Zippers name is registered and trademarked to Andrew Fell. Weasel Zippers offers a tagline that reads “scouring the bowels of the internet.”

Funded by / Ownership

The website does not disclose ownership and funding appears to come primarily from online advertising and donations.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Weasel Zippers produces very little original content. They typically provide a summary or a few paragraphs from a news article and then encourage the reader to read the full article offsite. All news articles reviewed favor the right and denigrate the left. Weasel Zippers links to a wide variety of sources, with most falling on the right side of the spectrum. They also publish news from factually Mixed sources such as the Daily Wire, Daily Caller, Daily Mail and questionable sources such as Breitbart. Since, Weasel Zippers is not writing the content, loaded emotional language comes from the source they are linking to.

A factual search reveals a mostly false claim with Politifact.

Overall, we rate Weasel Zippers Right Biased based on story selection that favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of some poor sources. (10/21/2016) Updated (d. Van Zandt 10/08/2018)

Source: http://www.weaselzippers.us/


 

 

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