Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Air Force Times according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.01

Bias: 1.32

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating content. To determine its reliability score, we consider the content’s veracity, expression, its title/headline, and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the sample content’s overall reliability score.

To determine sample content’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position, and how it compares to other reporting or analysis from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the content’s overall bias score.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to +42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability
New in 2021: Air Force’s ‘accelerate change’ agenda takes shape042
Raise the Black Flag: Nellis launches new Air Force operational test event047.33
Want to become a pilot? Officer or enlisted, now’s your chance to get core skills046.67
NORAD’s Canadian troops plan for a different holiday season at Peterson Air Force Base amid pandemic0.3352.33
Arizona lawmakers push for Space Command headquarters3.3346
Spangdahlem F-16s deploy to Al Dhafra3.3347.33
Nurse, medical, chaplain promotions announced050.33
Teenager pleads guilty to slaying Barksdale airman in 20180.3347.33
Moody AFB winds down Afghan A-29 pilot training2.3345.67
These military kids found an ingenious way to talk to their deployed dad2.3344.33
Virus won’t stop 65th year of NORAD tracking Santa on Christmas Eve0.6744
Your friendly neighborhood CSAF on his favorite Spider-Man flicks1.3343
Here’s how bad the military’s aircraft readiness has gotten344.4
Lakenheath F-15Es train with Swedish special operators0.547.17
Air Force restores full funding for tuition assistance, credential classes048
Triple amputee veteran arrested, charged with taking money from ‘We Build The Wall’ donors2.3339
Security forces airman accused of trying to burn cop car during protests while wearing Air Force gas mask2.6747.33