Breitbart Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Strong Right

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Breitbart in the Strong Right category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis 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: 32.22

Bias: 14.16

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
Joe Biden Declares Easter Sunday 'Transgender Day of Visibility' 18.67 18
Baltimore Bridge Mess: DOT Will Not Say How Many Reserve Ships Stuck 15 21.67
Federal prosecutors seek July trial for Trump in classified documents case 0 44.33
Top 3 tight ends at NFL scouting combine bring defensive mentality to draft 0 44
‘Rust’ assistant director admits negligence in gun safety check 0 42.33
They are TV’s ghosts — networks that somehow survive with little reason to watch them anymore 0 41.33
Aussie rugby league opens season in Vegas with big US hopes 0 43.67
Birthday scratch-off earns Illinois woman $1 million 0 41.67
Migrants Handed Spacious Apartments for Free in NYC 9.67 35
Will Smith, Martin Lawrence franchise film ‘Bad Boys 4’ to open 1 week earlier 4.67 39.33
Witness at trial recounts fatal shooting of cinematographer by Alec Baldwin 5.33 43.33
USDA trade mission aims to strengthen ‘shared future’ envisioned between U.S., Angola 0 43.33
CNN: Kemp Is Tying Student Killing to Border, GOP’s ‘Seizing’, and Trump Is ‘Hyperbolizing’ 9 40
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras organizers ask police not to march at the annual parade 5.67 43.67
Pride flags would be largely banned in Tennessee classrooms in bill advanced by GOP lawmakers 5.67 43.33
Manhattan D.A. seeks gag order for Donald Trump in upcoming hush money trial 4.33 43.67
Report: Don Jr. Receives White Powder in Mail, Hazmat Team Dispatched 6.67 35.33
‘Dad, come back’: Palestinians radio loved ones in Israeli jails 0 44.67
Mounting Reports Suggest al-Qaeda Thriving in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan 11 30.33
India seeks to boost rooftop solar, especially for its remote areas -0.67 46
Kenya marathon star Kiptum died from head injuries: examiner 0 43
Brazil calls for reform of United Nations as it starts its G20 presidency 0 41.33
Arizona DA says she distrusts Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, won’t extradite murder suspect 0 41.33
U.S. Amb. to Ukraine Dodges on if Russia Is Emboldened to Take Americans Hostage 4.67 39.33
White House weighing executive actions on the border — with immigration powers used by Trump 0 42