Before It’s News straddles between BIASED and CLICKBAIT in most of the articles we’ve seen on their site. An example of this straddling comes with the article sent to us: While in Greece Obama Uttered His ‘Last’ Words, Words That’ll Disgrace His Face Forever…
The matter of contention for Before It’s News appears to be this part:
“We are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism, or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an us and a them, and I will never apologize for saying that the future of humanity and the future of the world is going to be defined by what we have in common, as opposed to those things that separate us and ultimately lead us into conflict.”
With a Presidency whose 8-year run was riddled with an Us-versus-Them opposition mentality pervading nearly every political move, it’s understandable that he might say this. Hell, considering a President-Elect’s main gripe with the sitting President dealt more with where the President was born should be considered proof of concept.
You can read the entire speech online: here. You can watch it in full here:
Is this bias? Is it ClickBait? Is it Biased ClickBait?
Another example is Breaking: What Ben Carson Said About Trump Today Will Make You Cry. This ClickBait-y style is pulled directly from Upworthy playbook. There’s nothing remotely ‘sad’ about what Carson said.
When you read the accompanying video from The Next News Network, guilty of the same shenanigans, you can hear that if you are a fan of Ben Carson, then you might be sad about the news that he will not accept any Cabinet positions in Trump’s administration:
Side-Note: One of the things we’re finding out is that any ‘news source’ that puts out a hit-piece about Snopes — or about anyone questioning their validity — is likely covering up its own lack of authenticity. Before It’s News does it. 100% Fed Up did it just recently.
You are encouraged to double- and triple-check sources when choosing to share an article from Before It’s News — something that we encourage everyone to do with every news article, regardless of its source.