Breitbart Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues


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. 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: 30.36

Bias: 15.68

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
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
Rejected: Academy Awards Won’t Give Ukraine’s Zelensky Air Time 1 40
Drugmaker Eli Lilly to Cap Monthly Out-of-Pocket Insulin Costs at $35 6.67 37
Watch – Black Hawk Military Helicopter Crashes Near AL Highway 0 44
States Across Country Look to Protect Children from Pornography 1.67 42
Nolte: Actress Raquel Welch Dead at 82 — These are Her Must-See Movies 2.67 38.67
Drag Show Fundraises for LGBT 'Affirming Youth Group' 5.33 41.33
Poll: Joe Biden Narrowly Leads Donald Trump in Head-to-Head Matchup 3.33 39.67
SOTU: Biden Pushes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban in Response to Pistol Attack 8.33 38
Comer: Biden Classified Material Storage and Handling ‘Worse’ Than Trump 17.33 25
Schiff: House GOP ‘Disarray’ Will Cause Country to Go from ‘Crisis to Crisis’ 4.67 34
Jen Shah of 'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' Gets 6 & 1/2-Year Prison Term for Telemarketing Scam 0 45.67
Matt Gaetz: Kevin McCarthy Likely to Win Speakership 5.33 41.67
Florida National Park Forced to Shut Down Due to Illegal Immigration Influx 16 30.33
Breitbart Business Digest: The Labor Market Is Fighting the Fed 1.33 44.67
Rand Paul’s Annual ‘Festivus’ Report: $482,276,543,907 in Government Waste 7 37
2022 Festivus Report Shows NIH Waste: $3M to Watch Hamsters Fight 7 35.67
Four Power Substations Attacked in Washington Weeks After FBI Warning 0 44.67
Deadly U.S. Winter Storm Maintains Its Icy Grip, Claims at Least 34 Lives 0 45.67
DeSantis Asks FL Supreme Court for Grand Jury Probe into COVID Vax 21 12.67
Trump Dined at Mar-a-Lago with White Nationalist, Holocaust Denier Nick Fuentes & Kanye West; UPDATE 7.67 31.67

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