News Outlets

Since the creation of the Tea Party in 2009 there has been an explosion of misinformation and political movements based on that misinformation in the US.  Its been hard to know where to get reliable news on any political sides.

Below are news outlets that avoid misinformation, news outlets that capitalize on misinformation and resources to help you tell the difference.

*If you notice any of the news outlets being promoted spreading misinformation please email us the article to so we can update this list.



Table of Contents

Fact Checking and Research

Independent and Credible News

Highest Pulitzer Prizes for News Media

Non-credible News Media Outlets and Pundits

Fake News Sites




Fact Checking and Research


News Fact Checking Organizations



Google Fact Checking Add on

Political Research Organizations
Non-partisan research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

Non-partisan information on candidates and elected officials from their voting record, funding sources, speeches, etc

The Cook Political Report
Non-partisan election analysis

The League of Conservation Voters: National Environmental Scorecard
Scorecard on how politicians vote to support environmental issues
A website for tracking government bills with email alerts
Site with news about introduced government bills

Activist Apps

Dial Congress
Chrome extension that turns every article you read into a congressional call to action

 Video on how to assess the credibility of a source

How to Spot a Misleading Graph

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Independent and Credible News

6 Media Giants

According to Soapboxie 90% of all our news today is owned by six media giants:

  • Comcast
  • News Corporation
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Viacom
  • Time Warner
  • CBS Corporation

This gives an enormous amount of control over our news to a few companies that are more concern with profits, entertainment and ratings than fair and accurate news. Check out this great example of controlled and packaged news stations.

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Sinclair Broadcast Group is the nation’s largest owner of local television stations, and requires its affiliates to insert conservative commentary in local newscasts.

Independent News

The following independent news sources are alternatives to the 6 media giants and do not accept government, political or corporate funding.

*This doesn’t guarantee a removal of biases and all articles anywhere should always be critically viewed and when in doubt fact checked

Representing All Sides

All Sides




Red State

Washington Examiner

Watch Dog



BBC World News

Christian Science Monitor

PBS News Hour


World News


Democracy Now

The Guardian

The Nation

Truth Out

Vox News

Investigative Journalism


The Center for Public Integrity

Organizations Fighting for News Reform

Free Press

FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting)

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Highest Pulitzer Prizes for News Media

If you want to choose your news sources based on how many times news agencies have produced articles worthy of Pulitzers

NY Times – 117 times

Washington Post – 47 times

Los Angeles Times – 44 times

The Wall Street Journal – 39 times


Although PBS has not won many Pulitizers, their awards for News and Documentary excellence is worth reviewing. 

PBS – award list as a whole

PBS – awards for Frontline

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Non-credible News Media Outlets and Pundits

These news stations and Pundits have been called out by fact checking sites consistently as promoting misinformation.

*Click on the links to see fact check reports*


Bill O’Reilly

Fox News

Glen Beck

Rush Limbaugh

Sean Hannity

Tucker Carlson








Ed Schultz




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Fake News Sites

These sites repeatedly make up fake news articles to be shared on social media for numerous reasons from humor to propaganda.  Please always critically review any article from any of these sites.


Quartz: How do you spot fake news?

Read more about recognizing fake news sites here.

Read an interview from the writers at about why and how they create fake news.

Read about Russian Involvement in US Fake News


Activist Post

Addicting Info


Before It’s News

Daily Buzz Live

Disclose TV

Drudge Report

Infowars: Alex Jones

Natural News

Red Flag News

Ron Paul Institute

World Truth TV

Zero Hedge


The Onion

The Borowitz Report – The New Yorker

Duffel Blog


Weekly World News



American News

DC Gazette

Much larger list of Fake News Outlets here



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