Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

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Overview

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: 30.20

Bias: 16.25

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
San Francisco Holds Kink & Fetish Fest: Get Monkeypox Vax and Go for It17.6734
DHS's Mayorkas 'Was Not Aware' of Disinformation Chief's TikTok Videos1038.33
'White Knight': Time Magazine Celebrates Corrupt Leftist Brazilian Ex-President Lula16.3327.67
It's For Your Health: Woman Who Died in 2004 Fined for Not Getting Vax11.3334.67
Manchin: ‘Inflation Is the Number One Driving Factor’ for Voters, Not Abortion, ‘It’s Hurting Everybody’042
Joe Biden: ‘MAGA Crowd’ the ‘Most Extreme Political Organization in History’12.6737.67
TSA Announces It Will Not Enforce Biden Mask Mandate in Airports After Trump-Appointed Judge Strikes Down8.3339.67
Federal Judge: Biden Airplane Mask Mandate Illegal940.33
‘I’m Not a Doctor’: White House Calls Judge Ruling Against Joe Biden’s Public Transportation Mask Mandate ‘Disappointing’11.6735.33
Radical Left Freaks After Judge Strikes Down Mask Mandate on Planes16.3327.33
Ilhan Omar: ‘Snowflakes’ Offended by Post Mocking Airplane Christians15.6726.67
ABC’s Hostin: Biden Should Govern via Executive Order — ‘You Can’t Build Consensus with Crazy People’10.3342
Listen: Audience Members Yell ‘F**k Will Smith’ During Chris Rock’s First Show After ‘The Slap’2.6739.33
GOP Rep. Moore: ‘It’s Time to Do Away with the Masks and Move On’11.3333.67
Army Reducing Its Numbers in Face of Recruiting Difficulties10.6738
Bush Meets with Illegal Aliens to Push Amnesty, Snubbing Angel Families16.6725.33
Joe Biden Offers Residency to 100,000 Ukrainian Migrants16.6732.33
Watch: Mom Tells Story of Son's Suicide Due to CRT, Coronavirus Isolation27.679.33
Rep. Van Taylor Admits to Affair with 'ISIS Bride,' Suspends Campaign13.3339
Senate Passes Resolution to Block CMS Mandate for Healthcare Workers1731.33
Joe Biden Wears Mask After Declaring Most Americans ‘Mask Free’ During State of the Union16.6734
Biden Claims We ‘Can’t Change How Divided We’ve Been’ After a Year of Divisive Rhetoric17.3326
Breitbart News Daily Podcast Ep. 84: Go Get ‘Em! Big Joey’s Awkward ‘State of the Ukraine’ Address, Guests: Cotton, Hurt, Cammack on SOTU and Andrew Breitbart’s Legacy1828
Even as Jury Deliberates, Judge Says He’ll Toss Palin Libel Suit Against New York Times837.67
Trump Reacts to John Durham Spying Allegations: Worse than Watergate1732