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CounterPunch is a left-wing[1][2][3] magazine.[4] It is bi-weekly[5] meaning that it posts twice a week. The website says that its funds (money) comes from their readers.[4]


CounterPunch was made in 1994 by Ken Silverstein. It was first a newsletter.


Christopher Reed said that CounterPunch is "is one of the most popular political sources in America, with a keen following in Washington". He said this in The Guardian.

CounterPunch has also been described as left-wing.[2][3]

Michael Moynihan said in the libertarian magazine Reason that CounterPunch is far-left.[6]

The pro-Israel lobby group Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) stated that CounterPunch is "an extremist, anti-Israel website".[7]

Adam Levick in Algemeiner criticised CounterPunch for allowing anti-semites and neo-Nazis like Gilad Atzmon to publish content on their website.[8]


  1. Blumenthal, Ralph (2006-05-12). "Army Acts to Curb Abuses of Injured Recruits". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Foer, Franklin (2002-04-15). "The Devil You Know". The New Republic. ISSN 0028-6583. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Enter the Grayzone: fringe leftists deny the scale of China's Uyghur oppression". Coda Story. 2020-07-30. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "About". Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  5. "Welcome to CounterPunch". 2011-04-25. Archived from the original on 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2021-09-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. "Olbermann, Assange, and the Holocaust Denier". 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  7. "Norman Finkelstein, Benny Morris and Peace not Apartheid". CAMERA. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  8. Algemeiner, The. "Guardian Praises Anti-Semitic Site "CounterPunch" as Progressive". Retrieved 2021-10-08.