Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. is a free website published by the Houston Chronicle in Texas that features news, as well as information on pop culture, food, lifestyle, sports and shopping. The Chronicle, owned by the Hearst Corporation, also publishes a subscription-based website.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 47.02

Bias: -0.66

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 0 43.67 0 42.67
Conservative thinkers to open new alternative college in Austin -5 32
Texas veteran defends right to fly flag from tree after HOA cites him for violation 0.67 36.33
Highway closures to plague Houston on Mother's Day weekend 0 49.33
Texans sending four Houston health care workers to Super Bowl 0 45.33
Texas Rep Chip Roy asks AOC to apologize to Ted Cruz 1.67 42.67
Texas closes state Capitol building after pro-Trump rioters storm U.S. Capitol 0.5 49.83
Houston coronavirus updates: What you need to know for July 29 1.33 51
Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas responds to COVID-19 diagnosis after refusing to wear mask -15.5 42
Quarantine Picnic: How a hip Houston bar reinvents its business -4.33 47.33
A black birdwatcher asked a white woman to leash her dog in Central Park. She called the police instead. -1.33 49.33
Tilman Fertitta warns of real estate bust on CNBC's 'Power Lunch' 0.33 43.33
Don't throw away that debit card you got in the mail. It may be your stimulus payment 0.33 49
H-E-B reduces meat purchasing limits for Houston-area stores 0.33 49
Retiring to a sunny foreign vacation spot was the American dream. Now the coronavirus is forcing some expats to come back. 1.67 45.33
Houston coronavirus updates: What you need to know for May 18 -1 51.67
Southwest Freeway closed after fatal wreck involving big rig 0 52.33
As it prepares to fly humans, Elon Musk's SpaceX faces the biggest challenge in its history -0.33 47
Abbott: Bars, day cares and sports can return under phase 2 of reopening Texas -5.67 51
Grand Texas' Big Rivers Waterpark set to open Memorial Day weekend, offering $20 tickets 1 46.33
Driver captured after Houston police officer crashes during pursuit -1.33 54.33
Tubing is officially allowed in Texas. Here's what the first weekend looked like on the Guadalupe. -1 47.67
H-E-B updates meat purchasing limits for Houston area -2 51.67
How to keep your glasses from fogging while wearing a face mask -2 49.33

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