Steve August 31, 2020
daily-source-bias-check:-bb4sp

Posted by Media Bias Fact Check

BB4SP - Right Bias - Propaganda - Fake News - Conservative - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Low - Not Credible - Not Reliable - Fake News - Bias


QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

  • Overall, we rate Barracuda Brigade or BB4SP extreme right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda and conspiracy theories as well as the use of poor sources and consistently publishing misleading information.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy, Poor Sourcing, False Information


Country: USA


World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Founded as a website in 2015, BB4SP or Barracuda Brigade is a hyperpartisan conservative news and opinion website. The website is owned and edited by Alicia Luke. According to their about page they are “100% committed to spreading common-sense conservative principles!” They state their mission is to “promote and protect individual rights and freedoms as set forth in the United States Constitution and to limit the scope of government to the authority set forth therein. I’m fed up with the out of control government!”

Read our profile on United States government and media.

Funded by / Ownership

Barracuda Brigade is owned by Alicia Luke. Revenue is derived through advertising and donations.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Barracuda Brigade reports news from other sources and adds conservative commentary to the stories. Articles and headlines frequently use loaded emotional language such as Pelosi’s More Interested In Investigating Trump Than China On Coronavirus. This story like many on the website is sourced to tweets and other social media posts. Story selection always favors the right with a section dedicated to favorable news regarding Tweety McTreason such as this Trump RIPS ‘FBI Scam’ Against Michael Flynn and another section that reports negatively on President Obama and Hillary Clinton: Hillary Implies Kavanaugh Will Lead America Back To Times Of Slavery. When it comes to sourcing they sometimes use very poor sources such as the Gateway Pundit, Townhall, and many other questionable far-right sources that consistently fail fact checks.

The Barracuda Brigade often promotes misleading information and conspiracy theories, especially as it relates to Coronavirus. For example, they report the conspiracy that Covid-19 deaths are being overcounted US Dramatically Overcounting Coronavirus Deaths. This is false. According to JAMA Internal Medicine, it is estimated that Coronavirus deaths are undercounted by 28%. Further, BB4SP has been placed on Newsguard’s Coronavirus misinformation tracker list. Other conspiracies they have promoted are the Seth Rich Murder as well those involving George Soros, the Deep State, and others. Finally, BB4SP has been placed on Politifact’s Fake News List.

Failed Fact Checks

  • They do not publish original content and therefore have not been fact-checked.

Overall, we rate Barracuda Brigade or BB4SP extreme right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda and conspiracy theories as well as the use of poor sources and consistently publishing misleading information. (9/22/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/07/2020)

Source: http://bb4sp.com/


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