CNSNews Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates CNSNews 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 CNSNews’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 33.75

Bias: 15.60

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
Anti-Sex-Trafficking Operation Launched by Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore Has Helped Police ID 17,092 Victims046.33
Florida Gov. DeSantis: 'We Chose Freedom Over Fauci-ism'19.3320.33
BLS: 151,620,000 Americans Employed in May, 444,000 More Than in April1.3342.67
Facebook Suspends Trump’s Facebook, Instagram Accounts for 2 Years2.3335
Biden Gets Confused About COVID Trends, Says: 'COVID Cases Are Down. COVID Deaths Are Up'9.6727.67
Princeton Classics Dep't Drops Requirement to Learn Latin or Greek12.6739.67
NIH Director Bristles: 'We Should Be Talking About How to Put COVID-19 Behind Us, Not Going Back to January 2020'1535
Ahead of Biden-Erdogan Meeting, NATO’s Most Troubling Ally Continues to Go Its Own Way443
Judicial Watch Sues to Obtain Records in Fatal Shooting of Ashli Babbitt by Capitol Police Officer16.3330.33
Netanyahu May Be on the Way Out – But Not Just Yet944.33
Gallup: Only 58% of People Worldwide Reported Washing Their Hands at Least 5 Times a Day During Pandemic033.67
Biden: 'Simply Un-American' for States to Pass Voting Reforms That Boost Election Security936
Biden Eyeing Possible Retaliation Against Russia for Latest Ransomware Attack046.33
Holocaust Survivors Issue Open Letter Warning of ‘Unchecked Anti-Semitism’ in U.S.346.67
Pelosi: 'Americans Celebrate the Beauty, Bravery and Vibrancy of Our Cherished LGBTQ Communities’8.3346
Shadow of Benghazi Hangs Over the Obama Loyalist Picked to Be Biden’s Domestic Policy Adviser443.33
Trump Tells People Who Mail Their Ballots to 'Make Sure It Counted'; If Not, 'Go and Vote'2323
Schumer: ‘Attorney General Bill Barr Has…Shown Us That He’s a Threat to Democracy’12.6737.33
Interior Secretary: ‘No One Will Be Removing or Renaming the Washington Monument’2728
WH Press Secretary: ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do - That’s Nancy Pelosi’20.6727
Biden: ‘Drug Abuse Doesn’t Cause Mental Health Problems’19.6726.33
Flashback: That Time When Biden Overlooked Kamala Harris – Then Denied Having Done So7.6742
Nancy Pelosi: ‘Everything I Do is About the Children’-1.6746.67
Kamala Harris: ‘I Have a Longstanding Commitment to Fighting for the Rights of Transgender People’-0.6748.33
VP Pick Harris Co-Sponsored Bill Allowing Males in Female Sports and Locker Rooms11.3345