Breitbart Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Strong Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Breitbart in the Strong 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. The company has bureaus in Washington DC, Los Angeles, London, Jerusalem and Rome.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 29.88

Bias: 15.57

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
'Got What They Wanted': Trump's Mugshot Lands on Front Page 7.33 37.67
Goldman: Censorship Enabled More People to Hear of Hunter's Laptop 7.67 22.67
Breitbart Business Digest: Everyone Is Still Fighting the Fed 5 37
Republicans Block Bipartisan Effort to Disclose Buttigieg's Private Flights 13.33 31.33
Nolte: Secret Service Vet Says ‘Only Family’ Could Sneak Cocaine into White House 23.33 17.33
Legal Cage Match: Elon Musk Threatens to Sue Facebook over Zuckerberg’s Twitter Clone 1.67 42.33
Ocasio-Cortez endorses Biden’s reelection campaign, sending a strong signal of Democratic unity 0 43
Nolte: Colonialists Ben and Jerry Lose $2 Billion in Market Cap After Boycott 18.67 18.67
House Oversight Committee Investigating Cocaine Found in Biden White House 11.33 41.67
Nolte: Trump’s Glorious Town Hall Performance Might’ve Delivered the Final Killshot to CNN 21.67 12.67 2 32.33
Clyburn on Biden Border Policy: ‘Very Satisfied that My Party Is Responding Properly’ to Border Issues 12.33 37.67
House Passes GOP’s Spending Cuts Package, Sending Bill to Democrat-Led Senate 12.67 37.33
Joe Biden Faces Pressure to Negotiate with House Republicans on Debt Ceiling 9 35.33
Biden Caught Using Cheat Sheet with Reporter's Question Written on It 17 34.67
Global Military Spending at Record High with Europe Leading the Way 0 41.33
World's Largest Polluter China Continues to Ramp Up Coal Power 14.17 28.83
Bud Light Marketing Exec Daniel Blake 'On Leave' After Mulvaney Ad Campaign 13.5 29.33
Exclusive: RFK Jr. Slams DNC for 'Rigged' Primary System 3.67 36.33
Exclusive — Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: My Wife Cheryl Hines Has Lost Jobs in Hollywood for Supporting My Candidacy 6 34.33
Report: Sinema Rips Democrats as Self-Lauding 'Old Dudes Eating Jello' 9 36.67
Exclusive — Watch: McCarthy Vows Full Public Release of Capitol's January 6 Surveillance Tapes 15 39.67
Youths Blockade Schools, Colleges Amid Push to Raise Retirement Age 4 44.33
Biden ‘Value Statement’ Budget Seeks Big Tax Hikes, Spending Increases, And Mounting Debt 17 28
Female Powerlifter ‘Outraged’ that Court is Forcing USA Powerlifting to Allow Trans Athletes to Compete Against Women 13.33 37.67

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