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Sat Jan 9, 2021, 10:55 AM

10. It is a Karen joke, plus the birdcage liner-worthy Palmer Report would be one of the last to know


The Atlantic's McKay Coppins called the Palmer Report "the publication of record for anti-Trump conspiracy nuts who donít care about the credibility of the record." The New Republic's Colin Dickey said that Palmer "routinely blasts out stories that sound serious but are actually based on a single, unverified source." On another episode of purportedly overzealous editorialization, he reported Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts had ordered Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch to recuse himself from all Trump-related Russia hearings, with his only sourcing coming from a "single tweet from an anonymous Twitter account under the name 'Puesto Loco.'


From the well respected Atlantic regarding fake news: ďItís more wish-fulfillment stuff. ďTrump About to be Arrested!Ē Well, yeah, whenís that gonna happen? And we know itís coming from the left because I know itís coming from known players. Bill Palmer used to run the Daily News Bin, and it was basically a pro-Hillary Clinton ďnews site.Ē It was out there to counter misinformation. Which, okay, fair enough. But then he started to reinvent it as a news site, more and more, and he changed the name to the Palmer Report. The stuff that he puts out there, itís nominally true. When you click on it, itís some innocuous story [with an outlandish headline]. That is very harmful, I think.Ē

Here is a list of additional False and Misleading Claims:





Dennis Kelly states: The Palmer Report (TPR) is a liberally biased news site/blog that deals more in confirmation bias than in actual reporting. Confirmation bias generally consists of taking a set of facts, often unrelated, and building a web of conjecture around them in order to present a specific point of view as opposed to the actual facts. While confirmation bias may not be, technically, fake news, the sensational nature of this type of reporting often does more harm than good. Mr. Palmer has been criticized for inaccurate reporting in his work by other fact and bias checking sites, both for his work on Daily News Bin and on TPR, as evidenced by the entries on this list from Snopes, as well this article from The Atlantic. Although TPR does contain some factual content, the misleading and biased way in which it is presented earns TPR a Questionable rating. (D. Kelley 4/3/17)

Overall, we rate the Palmer Report Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to several failed fact checks. (11/25/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/04/2020)

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