Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

Background CTA chart

Compare the scores of Breitbart to other sources on our free Interactive Media Bias Chart. Click Here!


Ad Fontes Media rates Breitbart in the Skews Right category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Breitbart News is an international news company launched in 2007 by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart and Larry Solov. In 2017, its former executive director, Stephen Bannon, left to work in the Trump administration. The website records more than 74 million visits each month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 30.10

Bias: 16.95

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 URLBiasReliability
Barrasso: Putin’s Aggression Is ‘Funded by Energy’ and Biden’s Policies ‘a Jackpot’ – $100 a Barrel for Oil Is Possible if Russia Invades7.3336
Dem Sen. Murphy Bashes Ukraine’s Zelensky over Biden Pushback: He ‘Seems More Interested in Twitter Fights’ Than Protecting His Country6.3341.67
Sanity Prevails: NFL to Test Vaccinated Players Less Frequently12.3332.33
Delingpole: Only Gullible Fools Believe that the Great Barrier Reef Is Dying19.3323.67
Ron DeSantis on Masks Mandates: Experts Acknowledge 'a Piece of Cloth Is Not Going to Stop the Aerosols'20.6724
Biden Reverses Position on Evictions Moratorium After Socialist Revolt18.6725
Donalds: Democrats Show 'Complete Disrespect' to Black Americans12.6727.67
Catholic League: Education Establishment Is ‘Mainlining Racism’18.6726.33
Migrant Surge Continues in West Texas Border Town8.6742.67
21 Migrants Found in Horse-Trailer Smuggling Incident in Texas near Border10.6741.33
More Voters Want Congress to Investigate BLM Riots than January 6 Riot13.6733.67
WH Offers No Update on Biden Proposal to Restore Cuba Internet1436.67
Exclusive — Mark Levin: Fight Back Against CRT with Classroom Cameras17.6726
Exclusive — Pence: Biden's ‘Bad Policy’ Could Derail Pandemic Recovery18.6725
Sen. Cassidy: Biden’s ‘Uber Partisan’ Comments Are Hurting Vaccination Efforts17.6731
Texas GOP Chair Blasts Fleeing Democrats for 'Performance Theater'1338.33
Michael Wolff to CNN’s Stelter: ‘You Are Full of Sanctimony’ — You Are Why People Can’t Stand the Media734.67
Police Arrest Dozens as Antifa, Counter-Protesters Clash at LA Spa10.3335
Report: Pence, Netanyahu Urged Trump to Attack Iran Following Election Loss240
Latino Rifle Association Founder: San Jose Gun Control Hurts Minorities5.3340.33
Ex-Tennessee health official: State backed off vaccine push243
Hagerty: I Think Conservatives Will Use Debt Ceiling Debate to Take Stand on Debt17.6725
Rand Paul on CDC Guidance, Federal Mandates on Masks: ‘It’s About Submission’19.6723.67
Biden May Also Evacuate 2K Vulnerable Afghan Women to Wait for Visas12.3330.33
GOP Rep: Biden Door-to-Door Vaccine Checks Could Become Gun Grabs20.3317