Breitbart Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates Breitbart in the skews right category of bias and as mixed reliability in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral 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.

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

Reliability: 30.04

Bias: 17.10

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

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 the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
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
Jarome Bell: Democrat Elaine Luria Has 'Done Nothing' for Virginia 2nd1529
CDC Urges Parents to Get Children Vaccinated Before School Starts2019.67
Bernie Sanders: Future Generations Will ‘Never Forgive Us’ if We Don’t Address Climate Change15.6730.67
Farrell: ‘Systemic Racism’ Is Not Solved by Segregating Students19.6726.33