Talk:Right Wing Watch

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Criticism[edit]

I'm wondering if there is any criticism directed at this organization. I know it's clearly biased against right-wings so I myself am hesitant on citing this site for that kind of reason, something people will dismiss. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 03:01, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

Media Bias Fact Check says "Right Wing Watch does occasionally take statements out of context and they sometimes source to far left sources. Overall, this is a left biased website that is mixed for factual reporting." It is probably unwise to use them as a primary source, then. However they generally aggregate news from the interwebs so secondary sources shouldn't be too hard to find. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 03:14, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
I haven't seen an instance where they did take a quote out of context. Media Bias Fact Check links one evidence of "taking out of context" to Snopes, but Snopes was referring to Newslo, and Right Wing Watch wasn't wrong; they did quoted him saying that "those who didn't vote Trump will be guilty of murder" and did not fabricate claims about a "civil war". So that link Media Bias Fact Check used is... weird. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 03:33, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
It's always good practice to get multiple sources, especially for controversial or divisive topics, to avoid the appearance of bias. Media Bias Fact Check pays attention to the use of loaded words in headlines, too, as a reference point for a site's bias. Cheers, Cosmikdebris (talk) 04:19, 5 February 2018 (UTC)