I used to think Real Raw News was a valuable source of information. But now I'm skeptical.
About a week ago, a friend of mine sent the author of this Web site, Michael Baxter, an e-mail asking him if his news is actually real or just parody, and also where he gets his information from. And guess what? He never responded.
So, yesterday I posted a comment on his Web site telling others about this. I then asked, "Has anyone else e-mailed Mr. Baxter, and does he ever reply?" Well, within a few hours, Baxter DELETED my comment! I'd never had any of my comments deleted before.
What's more, now I can't post on there at all without my posts going into moderation, even though I'd been posting occasionally for months without my posts EVER having to be moderated first.
So, what's Baxter trying to hide? And does this really sound like an "honest" Web site to you? Besides, apparently "Michael Baxter" is not even the owner's real name—it's actually "Michael Tuffin."
I think Mr. Tuffin is mainly after money. I believe that some of his stories are true, while others are probably fabricated—whatever will attract the most viewers. In addition, Tuffin is the only "journalist" on this site and a rather poor one at that, someone who routinely makes spelling and grammar mistakes.
It's also interesting that many people post comments with lots of vulgarity and explicit sexual content, but Tuffin never does anything about those. However, he immediately decides to delete an honest, polite comment like mine. So, it seems he's definitely just after money and views.
In terms of his "news," many of his stories are contradictory. For example, a few months ago, he wrote that Biden had had a massive stroke on June 1 and was hospitalized at Walter Reed for it. But then about a week ago, he said that Biden had had his stroke in "early February" instead. And when readers asked questions about this inconsistency, he never responded.
Now in his latest stunt, Tuffin has set up a GoFundMe page, citing censorship from Google/YouTube. This supports the idea that all he seems to care about is MONEY. Interestingly enough, he's actually using his real name for this page.
In a nutshell, Tuffin seems to be very shady, so please either stay away from his site entirely, or else take anything you read there with several grains of salt.