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TruthRevolt

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TruthRevolt
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Type of site
Politics, conservative news and opinion
Available inEnglish
OwnerDavid Horowitz Freedom Center
Created byBen Shapiro and David Horowitz
EditorMark Tapson[1]
Websitetruthrevolt.org
LaunchedOctober 7, 2013
Current statusFolded March 7,2018

TruthRevolt was a conservative U.S. news and activism website. Founded in 2013 by Ben Shapiro and David Horowitz as a counterpoint to the politically progressive Media Matters for America, it was a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.[2] The site's stated mission was "to expose the leftist news media and to hold them accountable for their hypocrisy and bias."[3]

History[edit]

The site was launched on October 7, 2013. The site's launch was covered by Breitbart[4] and The Daily Beast.[5]

An op-ed by Patrick Maines in USA Today[6] and conservative news outlet The Daily Caller[7] criticized both TruthRevolt and Media Matters for sponsoring boycotts, arguing that such tactics silence free speech. In an article titled "Mutually Assured Destruction",[8] TruthRevolt responded to critics stating their tactics are "distasteful", but also "effective", and "the surest way to stop these distasteful tactics is to make sure that both sides pay equally for their use. The little-told truth of Mutually Assured Destruction is that it works, and that it has kept the peace between major powers for sixty years."

In April 2015, TruthRevolt co-founder Ben Shapiro resigned as the site's editor-in-chief.[9] On 1 May 2015, Mark Tapson became editor-in-chief, and in an announcement denied, "[c]ontrary to some media speculation", that TruthRevolt was "in turmoil".[1]

Features[edit]

Articles[edit]

The homepage primarily features articles set on exposing alleged liberal bias in the media from sources such as CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and print publications like The New York Times.

Activism[edit]

Aside from monitoring media bias, the site also allows readers to volunteer in a group known as Special Ops where people are encouraged to contact advertisers and media executives to protest biased and vitriolic rhetoric in the media.[10]

TruthRevolt campaigned to have Martin Bashir fired from MSNBC after he insulted Sarah Palin. Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro was quoted saying, "Leftist hosts have made statements like this before, but they were rarely held accountable. That's what TruthRevolt does."[11] Bashir was subsequently fired.[11]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tapson, Mark. "TruthRevolt's New Editor-in-Chief". TruthRevolt. David Horowitz Freedom Center. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  2. "Breitbart Editor-at-Large Shapiro to Launch Anti-Media Matters Counterpunch with David Horowitz". Breitbart. Breitbart News Network, LLC. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  3. "Our Mission". TruthRevolt. David Horowitz Freedom Center. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  4. Lee, Tony (7 October 2013). "Ben Shapiro: TruthRevolt Will Make MSM 'Pay' for Lies, Change 'Nature of Media'". Breitbart. Breitbart News Network, LLC. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  5. Freedlander, David (7 October 2013). "Al Sharpton, 'PoliticsNation' Advertisers Targeted in New Boycott". The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast Company LLC. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  6. Maines, Patrick (16 October 2013). "Truth Revolt vs. Media Matters: Column". USA Today. Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  7. Howley, Patrick (8 October 2013). "Ben Shapiro, conservative activists shamefully boycott Nabisco over Sharpton ad". The Daily Caller. Neil Patel. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  8. Boreing, Jeremy (19 October 2013). "Mutually Assured Destruction: USA Today Attacks TruthRevolt and Media Matters". TruthRevolt. David Horowitz Freedom Center. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  9. Adams, T. Becket (April 30, 2015). "Ben Shapiro out, TruthRevolt in turmoil as Horowitz denies shutdown reports". Washington Examiner. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  10. "Join the Fight". TruthRevolt. David Horowitz Freedom Center. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Freedlander, David (4 December 2013). "Weeks After Taking a Leave of Absence for Insulting Sarah Palin, Martin Bashir Quits his MSNBC Show". The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast Company LLC. Retrieved 10 May 2016.

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