Blacklist of ‘Unreliable’ News Outlets Shut Down

The right-leaning side of the internet was shook up yesterday after Poynter, a reputable “journalism nonprofit organization,” released a list of news sources they determined to be “unreliable.”

Many of the news sources on the blacklist were conservative websites.

“Soon after we published, we received complaints from those on the list and readers who objected to the inclusion of certain sites, and the exclusion of others. We began an audit to test the accuracy and veracity of the list, and while we feel that many of the sites did have a track record of publishing unreliable information, our review found weaknesses in the methodology,” Poynter’s managing editor Barbara Allen said in a statement on their website. “We detected inconsistencies between the findings of the original databases that were the sources for the list and our own rendering of the final report.”

Some of the sites not included on the blacklist are the following outlets:

This is just a small selection of botched stories we’ve seen floated over the last three years but none of these outlets made the blacklist. I wonder why.

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About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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