CARTicles and STARTicles

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Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 

  • (based on present-day U.S. politics)
  • -42 to -31: Most extreme left
  • -30 to -19: Hyper-partisan left
  • -18 to -7: Skews left
  • -6 to +6: Balanced, neutral, and/OR centrist
  • +7 to +18: Skews right
  • +19 to +30: Hyper-partisan right
  • +31 to +42: Most extreme right

Reliability Scores (0-64)  

  • 56+: Original, well-demonstrated, fact-based news reporting
  • 48-55: Well-substantiated, fact-based news reporting
  • 40-47: Mix of well-substantiated fact and analysis
  • 32-39: Heavy analysis and/or some opinion
  • 25-31: Heavy opinion and/or sensationalism
  • 17-24: Selective reporting and/or sensationalism
  • 9-16: Misleading report
  • 0-8:  Misinformation or disinformation

Week Ending September 17, 2021

“CARTicles”

“CARTicles” may contain content that is sensitive, offensive to, and/or otherwise challenging for some readers

Nicki Minaj BiasReliability
Article 1: Rolling Stone- Nicki Minaj Is Now a QAnon Hero-10.3325.33
Article 2: .fox5vegas.com- Protesters rally in front of CDC headquarters after Nicki Minaj's vaccine tweet0.0030.00
Article 3: The Guardian- Trevor Noah on Nicki Minaj’s vaccine tweet: ‘This has turned into a real problem’-12.3325.67
Article 4: WIRED- The Week Nicki Minaj’s Cousin’s Friend’s Balls Dominated Twitter-6.6736.33
Article 5: Fox News- Rose McGowan supports Nicki Minaj for standing up to 'powerful elite' amid White House drama13.6725.33
Article 6: Daily Wire- Left Melts Down After Nicki Minaj Defends Posting Tucker Carlson Clip10.6731.33
“STARTicles”

“STARTicles” avoid the most sensitive content, as well as content requiring higher reading levels.

Billionaire Space BiasReliability
Article 1: Reuters- 'Road to space': billionaire Bezos has successful suborbital jaunt2.0046.67
Article 2: .bangordailynews.com- Billionaires going to space is well worth their money9.3333.67
Article 3: Washington Post- Congress can’t agree on big things. Let billionaires handle space.1.6740.00
Article 4: .wttw.com- Jeff Bezos Blasts Into Space on Own Rocket: ‘Best Day Ever!’0.6743.00
Article 5: .globalcitizen.org- Jeff Bezos Just Spent $5.5B to Be in Space for 4 Minutes. Here Are 7 Things That Money Could Help Solve.-9.6736.00
Article 6: .patrioticmillionaires.org- If Jeff Bezos Can Afford to Go to Space, He can Afford to Pay more in Taxes-13.3331.67

Week Ending September 10, 2021

“CARTicles”

“CARTicles” may contain content that is sensitive, offensive to, and/or otherwise challenging for some readers

9/11 Anniversary BiasReliability
Article 1: The Intercept- The Most Terrifying Thing About 9/11 Was America’s Response-24.8026.40
Article 2: American Thinker- The Twin Towers’ Collapse Is A Metaphor For America’s Fall22.8023.20
Article 3: Al Jazeera- US marks 20th anniversary of 9/110.4050.40
“STARTicles”

“STARTicles” avoid the most sensitive content, as well as content requiring higher reading levels.

Eating Meat/Climate ChangeBiasReliability
Article 1: Washington Post- The meat industry is doing exactly what big oil does to fight climate action-15.8040.20
Article 2: .sgtreport.com- Spiking Food Prices On Meat And Animal Products Correlate With Biden ‘Climate Change’ Plans – The Biden Regime Is Using Food As A Weapon Against Americans27.4011.80
Article 3: .peta.org- 34 Mind-Shattering Facts Linking Factory Farming to the Climate Crisis-19.6714.33

Week Ending September 3, 2021

Week Ending August 27, 2021

“CARTicles”

“CARTicles” may contain content that is sensitive, offensive to, and/or otherwise challenging for some readers

Ron DeSantisBiasReliability
Article 1: Salon- Another really good reason we need Medicare for All: Ron DeSantis will hate it-20.0019.33
Article 2: Big League Politics- Judicial Activism Strikes Again As Tallahassee Judge Strikes Down DeSantis...23.3326.00
Article 3: CNN- Ron DeSantis leans into mask-mandate fights as Covid cases soar in Florida-15.6734.33
Article 4: Breitbart- Ron DeSantis on Masks Mandates: Experts Acknowledge 'a Piece of Cloth Is Not Going to Stop the Aerosols'20.6724.00
Article 5: Vanity Fair- Is Ron DeSantis’s Fox News Obsession Backfiring on Florida?-15.3329.33
Article 6: WLRN - Miami/South Florida- Judge Weighs DeSantis Administration Decision To Halt Unemployment Money-1.3345.00
“STARTicles”

“STARTicles” avoid the most sensitive content, as well as content requiring higher reading levels.

Masking in SchoolsBiasReliability
Article 1: Daily Kos- Much to the chagrin of Republican governors, schools defy ban and require masks in the classroom1.3336.00
Article 2: The Gateway Pundit- Biden Slams Governors “Politicizing” Masks in Schools – Then Violates... (VIDEO)16.3327.67
Article 3: The Tribune - San Luis Obispo- https://www.sanluisobispo.com/opinion/editorials/article253209038.html-9.3340.67
Article 4: Boston Globe- Are masks effective for kids? Here’s what to know before school starts-1.3345.67
Article 5: New Jersey 101.5- The surprising, unexpected benefit of the NJ school mask mandate (Opinion)18.3321.00
Article 6: .wtae.com- Pennsylvania governor asks for law mandating masks in school0.0046.00

Week Ending August 20, 2021

“STARTicles”

“STARTicles” avoid the most sensitive content, as well as content requiring higher reading levels.

Climate ChangeBiasReliability
Article 1: Climate Depot- Here we go again: New UN ‘IPCC report is apocalyptic, catastrophic...'28.3316.67
Article 2: Washington Times- A complete accounting for climate change18.3330.00
Article 3: Newsmax- https://www.newsmax.com/hansbaumann/united-nations/2021/08/13/id/1032273/22.0020.00
Article 4: NBC News- Sweltering heat across the West shows summer life as we know it is changing-9.3337.00
Article 5: .eenews.net- 'People can die': Texas bill would strip worker water breaks-9.0038.00
Article 6: CNN- Opinion: The 'wet bulb' warning-1.6743.67
Article 7: KTVZ - Bend, Oregon- OSHA advice: Prevent workers’ illnesses in extreme heat0.0046.67
Article 8: Marco Eagle- Gardening: Know the symptoms of heat stress and heat stroke0.0045.67
Article 9: NPR- Outdoor Workers Could Face Far More Dangerous Heat By 2065 Because Of Climate Change-5.3346.00

Week Ending August 13, 2021

“CARTicles”

“CARTicles” may contain content that is sensitive, offensive to, and/or otherwise challenging for some readers

AfghanistanBiasReliability
Article 1: Sky News- Afghanistan: A statement Joe Biden made just four weeks ago is now spectacularly and alarmingly wrong4.3343.33
Article 2: Washington Times- Who’s to blame for America’s defeat in Afghanistan?0.0044.67
Article 3: Daily Signal- Don’t Blame Trump for Afghanistan’s Collapse. Blame Barack Obama.10.6732.33
Article 4: Daily Beast- America’s Catastrophic Afghanistan Exit Has Many Fathers0.0045.33
Article 5: HuffPost- As Taliban Atrocities Mount, Afghans Urge International Sanctions-1.0042.67
Article 6: .devdiscourse.com- Hard-won rights being ripped away from Afghan girls and women: UN chief-1.3345.00
Article 7: The Hill- Overnight Defense: Afghanistan goes from bad to worse0.0044.67
Article 8: Star Tribune-Minneapolis- Rash Report: In Kabul, shadows of Saigon0.0044.00
Article 9: RedState- Bad Signs at the US Embassy in Kabul That Show They're in Deep Trouble19.6718.67
“STARTicles”

“STARTicles” avoid the most sensitive content, as well as content requiring higher reading levels.

Simone BilesBiasReliability
Article 1: NBC News- What are the 'twisties?' Simone Biles explains gymnastics struggle at Tokyo Olympics0.0045.00
Article 2: USA Today- Why did Simone Biles withdraw at Olympics? Here's what we know as she will return for one event-0.6745.33
Article 3: .dogonews.com- Simone Biles Draws Attention To The Importance Of Mental Health0.0046.00
Article 4: .eurosport.com- Tokyo Olympics: Why is Simone Biles called the GOAT? -0.6745.00
Article 5: NBC Chicago- Young Gymnasts React to Simone Biles Dropping Out of Team Finals-0.6740.33
Article 6: BuzzFeed News- Simone Biles Explained Exactly What Happened During Her "Petrifying" Vault... 0.0043.00
Article 7: New York Daily News- Piers Morgan asks if mental health is ‘now the go-to excuse’ following Simone Biles’ exit... -1.0032.67
Article 8: .spectatorworld.com- Simone Biles is a Quitter1.0027.33
Article 9: Newsweek- Charlie Kirk Brands Simone Biles 'Shame to the Country' After Olympics Exit-0.6741.00

Week Ending August 6, 2021

“CARTicles”

“CARTicles” may contain content that is sensitive, offensive to, and/or otherwise challenging for some readers

Eviction MoratoriumBiasReliability
Article 1: New York Magazine- Under Pressure, CDC Releases New, Less Sweeping 60-Day Eviction Moratorium-12.0041.33
Article 2: Common Dreams- Cori Bush, Progressive Lawmakers and Activists Hailed for New CDC Eviction Moratorium-19.0039.00
Article 3: Fox News- Cori Bush, Democrat demanding eviction halt, was sued for not paying rent14.3334.00
Article 4: Fatherly- Biden’s Targeted Eviction Moratorium is Better Than Nothing-15.0035.33
Article 5: Yahoo.com- Under pressure from progressive lawmakers like Rep. Cori Bush, the CDC extends eviction moratorium-11.0040.00
Article 6: Breitbart- Biden Reverses Position on Evictions Moratorium After Socialist Revolt18.6725.00
Article 7: The New York Times- With Capitol Sit-In, Cori Bush Galvanized a Progressive Revolt Over Evictions-11.3338.00
Article 8: Jezebel- Biden Extends Eviction Moratorium After Cori Bush, AOC Sit-In-10.3337.33
Article 9: New Republic- The Movements for Eviction Relief and Voting Rights Converge on the Capitol Grounds-11.3339.67