CBS News Website Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates CBS News (website) in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. CBS News (website) is the news division of the Columbia Broadcasting System, owned by Paramount Global and operated by National Amusements. Founded in 1927, it is headquartered in New York City. Its most popular news programs are CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, Face the Nation, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for CBS News (website) according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 41.69

Bias: -3.00

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
DeSantis sticks fork in lab-grown meat -3.67 43.67
Rare white killer whale nicknamed "Frosty" spotted off California coast 0 43.67
Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix returns to South Florida. Here's what you need to know 0 43
Florida challenges Biden gun seller rule 1.33 43.67
America worries about health costs — and voters want to hear from Biden and Republicans -0.67 45.33
RFK Jr. threatens to sue Nevada over ballot access 0 44.67
Ski town struggles to fill 6-figure job because candidates can't afford housing 0 43
Judge imposes gag order on Trump in New York "hush money" case -1.67 44.33
In Ohio campaign rally, Trump says there will be a "bloodbath" if he loses November election -14.67 22.33
House passes government funding package in first step toward averting shutdown 0 45
Workers asked about pay. Then reprisals allegedly began, with a pig's head left at a workstation. 0 43.33
Alabama lawmakers pass bill protecting IVF providers in wake of frozen embryo ruling 0 46
Hiker kills rabid coyote with bare hands following attack in Rhode Island 0 44
3 migrants drowned near area where Texas has denied entry to federal border agents -12.33 41.33
Iowa caucus turnout for 2024 and how it compares to previous years 0 40.67
How to watch the Rose Bowl game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Michigan Wolverines football livestream options 0 35.33
How to watch the Citrus Bowl game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Tennessee Volunteers livestream options, kickoff time 0 36
Taraji P. Henson says "the math ain't mathing" on pay equity in entertainment -3.33 40.33
What to know about the Colorado Supreme Court's Trump ruling, and what happens next 0 43.67
Photos capture Iceland's powerful volcanic eruption 0 44.67
George Santos has been expelled from Congress. What happens next? 0 47.33
Tucker Carlson once texted he hated Trump "passionately." Now he's endorsing him for president. -2.33 42
Peacock Black Friday streaming deal starts today: Get a year for $2 per month 0 36
Plane crashes near Plano, Texas; multiple vehicle fires reported 0 47
Screenwriters want to stop AI from taking their jobs. Studios want to see what the tech can do. 0 44.67