CNSNews Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates CNSNews in the Skews Right category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. CNSNews is an online conservative news and opinion source originally known as Cybercast News Service. Founded in 1998 by conservative writer L. Brent Bozell III, CNSNews is a division of the Media Research Center, a nonprofit organization with a mission to “create a media culture in America where truth and liberty flourish.” It is based in Reston, Virginia, with bureaus in Jerusalem and on the Pacific Rim. The website records approximately 965,000 visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 33.93

Bias: 15.52

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
Sen. Cornyn: ‘I’m Convinced’ Pot is Harmful, ‘It’s Premature’ to Legalize It 12.67 41.33
Anti-Sex-Trafficking Operation Launched by Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore Has Helped Police ID 17,092 Victims 0 46.33
Florida Gov. DeSantis: 'We Chose Freedom Over Fauci-ism' 19.33 20.33
BLS: 151,620,000 Americans Employed in May, 444,000 More Than in April 1.33 42.67
Facebook Suspends Trump’s Facebook, Instagram Accounts for 2 Years 2.33 35
Biden Gets Confused About COVID Trends, Says: 'COVID Cases Are Down. COVID Deaths Are Up' 9.67 27.67
Princeton Classics Dep't Drops Requirement to Learn Latin or Greek 12.67 39.67
NIH Director Bristles: 'We Should Be Talking About How to Put COVID-19 Behind Us, Not Going Back to January 2020' 15 35
Ahead of Biden-Erdogan Meeting, NATO’s Most Troubling Ally Continues to Go Its Own Way 4 43
Judicial Watch Sues to Obtain Records in Fatal Shooting of Ashli Babbitt by Capitol Police Officer 16.33 30.33
Netanyahu May Be on the Way Out – But Not Just Yet 9 44.33
Gallup: Only 58% of People Worldwide Reported Washing Their Hands at Least 5 Times a Day During Pandemic 0 33.67
Biden: 'Simply Un-American' for States to Pass Voting Reforms That Boost Election Security 9 36
Biden Eyeing Possible Retaliation Against Russia for Latest Ransomware Attack 0 46.33
Holocaust Survivors Issue Open Letter Warning of ‘Unchecked Anti-Semitism’ in U.S. 3 46.67
Pelosi: 'Americans Celebrate the Beauty, Bravery and Vibrancy of Our Cherished LGBTQ Communities’ 8.33 46
Shadow of Benghazi Hangs Over the Obama Loyalist Picked to Be Biden’s Domestic Policy Adviser 4 43.33
Trump Tells People Who Mail Their Ballots to 'Make Sure It Counted'; If Not, 'Go and Vote' 23 23
Schumer: ‘Attorney General Bill Barr Has…Shown Us That He’s a Threat to Democracy’ 12.67 37.33
Interior Secretary: ‘No One Will Be Removing or Renaming the Washington Monument’ 27 28
WH Press Secretary: ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do - That’s Nancy Pelosi’ 20.67 27
Biden: ‘Drug Abuse Doesn’t Cause Mental Health Problems’ 19.67 26.33
Flashback: That Time When Biden Overlooked Kamala Harris – Then Denied Having Done So 7.67 42
Nancy Pelosi: ‘Everything I Do is About the Children’ -1.67 46.67
Kamala Harris: ‘I Have a Longstanding Commitment to Fighting for the Rights of Transgender People’ -0.67 48.33

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