Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overall Score

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

Reliability: 41.34

Bias: -5.83

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
Airbnb Apologizes For Mississippi ‘Slave Cabin’ Listing After TikTok Video Goes Viral-543
President Joe Biden Addresses Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympics 2021 Suspension-0.6744
ESPN Host’s Leaked Comment About Black Colleague Reveals The Truth About Many ‘White Allies’-5.6740.33
Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Vandalism Being Investigated As Hate Crime-0.6745.33
Bill Cosby Angers High School Class President By Wearing Alma-Mater Shirt-3.3343
Witness Questions Why Philadelphia Police Allowed A Far-Right Group To March For So Long-641
White Conservatives Are Livid At Vanessa Williams For Singing 'Black National Anthem' During Capitol's July 4 Event-9.6729.33
UPDATE: New Jersey White Man Whose Racist Rant Against Neighbors Drew Protests Arrested on More Serious Charges-0.6747
Girl’s Mother Sues New Orleans Restaurant After They Called Cops Over Her Wearing A Bikini Top-5.3342.33
Sha’Carri Richardson Tweets Response To Olympics Suspension, Hints At The Future-4.3343.67
'Who Gon' Tell Her?': Black Twitter Drags White Journalist For Saying Sha'Carri Richardson's Hair And Nails Are Signs Of Steroid Use-9.6731
Eric Adams Edges Out Rivals To Win Democratic Primary In New York City Mayoral Race-345.33
Dr. Anthony Fauci Explains Importance Of The COVID-19 Vaccine And If Invited, The Treats He'd Bring To The Cookout-1.3339
Kennesaw State Quarterback Killed After 50 Shots Fired Into His Car047.67
Minnesota Appeals Court OKs New Charges Against Officers In George Floyd's Death-1.3343.67
Bill Cosby Lashes Out At Howard University For Denouncing Phylicia Rashad’s Tweet-2.3334.67
Cori Bush Faces Backlash Over July 4th Comment-4.437.8
Candace Owens’ BLEXIT Group Paid Black People To Attend Trump’s Reckless White House Event-946