Conservative blogger considers legal action against NewsGuard over false claims in site rating

Conservative Firing Line | 2/7/2019 | Staff
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Joe Newby, a conservative blogger and US Marine veteran, is the founder of Conservative Firing Line, a blog which has been on the web since 2012. The new app called “NewsGuard” has rated his website with a red check mark – a rating that calls his site into question for those who use Microsoft’s Edge browser. Essentially it creates a blacklist that causes a website to be flagged as untrustworthy. And Newby is not going to take such censorship anymore.

Joe has a stable of conservative writers from across the spectrum. Again, they are conservatives. They do not write from a liberal viewpoint and never will. The Constitution guarantees their right to have an opinion on anything, including the news of the day. They do not have to be neutral in the way they write. NewsGuard thinks they should. Obviously, they haven’t read anything by CNN lately. That is blatantly biased against conservatives and openly hostile. CNN, by the way, has a “green” mark from NewsGuard.

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NewsGuard has seriously mixed ratings itself since their partnership with Microsoft. They recently called a Breitbart t-shirt “fake news” – seriously, merchandise is called “fake news.” Someone at NewsGuard needs to take that rubber band off their head, it’s cutting off the circulation.

They also gave the UK Daily Mail a red check mark, but had to remove it after the Daily Mail gave them “input.” Read that, they read them the riot act. Please note also that the Daily Mail and Breitbart are actual news media, not blogs, yet they still went after them too. Currently, Breitbart (media), Drudge Report (aggregator that posts links), and Wikileaks (publisher) are all on the blacklist, along with others.

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Joe is a 10-year veteran of the US Marine Corps. He is not prone to empty threats. The Microsoft rep he spoke...
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