Palmer Report

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Palmer Report
Palmer Report logo.png
The logo of Palmer Report
Type of site
Political blog
Available inEnglish
OwnerBill Palmer
Websitepalmerreport.com
Alexa rankPositive decrease 3,154 (US December 2018)
Launched 2016 (2016-MM)
Current statusOnline

Palmer Report is a liberal American political blog.[1] It is written by Bill Palmer, who describes himself on his website as a political journalist who covered the 2016 election cycle from start to finish, along with more than fifty additional writers.[2] Palmer previously ran a site called Daily News Bin, described by Snopes.com editor Brooke Binkowski as “basically a pro-Hillary Clinton 'news site.' It was out there to counter misinformation.”[3] The site has been criticized for building a large following based on "wildly speculative theories about Donald Trump."[4]

Founder[edit]

Palmer is described by Business Insider's Pamela Engel as "a mysterious figure who is behind several shuttered publications and has made enemies online as he threatens and intimidates those who question his reporting."[5]

Criticism[edit]

The Atlantic's McKay Coppins called the Palmer Report "the publication of record for anti-Trump conspiracy nuts who don’t care about the credibility of the record."[6] The New Republic's Colin Dickey claims that Palmer "routinely blasts out stories that sound serious but are actually based on a single, unverified source," such as the time when 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.'"[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Palmer Report". palmerreport.com. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ "About Palmer Report". palmerreport.com. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  3. ^ Meyer, Robinson (2017-02-03). "The Rise of Progressive 'Fake News'". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  4. ^ a b Dickey, Colin (2016-06-08). "The New Paranoia". New Republic. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  5. ^ Engel, Pamela (2017-05-16). "'People want it to be true': Inside the growing influence of a mysterious anti-Trump website". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  6. ^ Coppins, McKay (2017-07-02). "How the Left Lost Its Mind". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2017-07-03.

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