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. 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: 30.29

Bias: 15.91

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
Trump Dined at Mar-a-Lago with White Nationalist, Holocaust Denier Nick Fuentes & Kanye West; UPDATE 7.67 31.67
Consumer Prices Rose 7.7% in October From a Year Ago, Core Inflation Eases 1 48.33
COP27 Participants Blasted with Air Conditioning in 80 Degree Egypt 8.33 35
Progressive Group Launches ‘Don’t Run Joe’ Campaign 9.67 39.33
Republican Young Kim Wins in California 4.33 44
Exit Poll: 68% of Unmarried Women Favored Democrats in Midterms 6 18.33
Statement: Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Hospitalized by Assailant Who Broke into Their Home 0 46
Elon Musk Locks Out Twitter Engineers, Has Tesla Staff Review Code 0 38
Report: Musk May Become Twitter CEO, Reverse Lifetime Bans 0 39.33
Psaki on Midterms: Democrats Are ‘Worried About Where This Is Going’ 2.33 33
Poll: Gen. Don Bolduc Tied with Democrat Hassan in New Hampshire's Senate Race 7.33 41
Soros's Open Society Foundation Gives Millions to Pro-Amnesty Groups 19 23.33
Biden declares emergency in North Carolina as Ian remnants push through 0 44
Gov. DeSantis Warns Would-Be Looters: 'We're a 2nd Amendment State' 15.67 36.67
Jordan: Key Element of Hunter Biden Investigations Will Be ‘What Happened in 2020’ 20.33 21.33
Exclusive– Japanese Commentator Yoko Ishii: Biden ‘More Worried About the Midterms’ than China 15.67 30
House Democrats Kill Resolution to Investigate Hunter Biden 12 40.33
'Send Us Back to New Jersey': Fetterman Incoherent Again After Speech 12.33 22.33
Hochul Under 'Dark Cloud of Pay-to-Play’ After Donor Got $637M Contract 8.33 35.67
24 Attorneys General to Visa: Drop Plans for Tracking Gun Sales 12.67 43
Illegal Aliens Flown to Martha’s Vineyard File Lawsuit Against Ron DeSantis 19.33 40.33
Jim Jordan Explains the 14 FBI Whistleblowers: ‘Frankly, We Anticipate More’ 12.67 34.67
Trump Trolls New York Democrats with Sarcastic Endorsements 13.67 31
Ohio Poll: J.D. Vance Holds Lead over Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan 12.67 37.67
John Fetterman Defended Pulling Gun on an Unarmed Black Jogger in 2013 11 38

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