Common Dreams Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Strong Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 39.03

Bias: -16.92

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
FBI Investigating Vehicle Explosion at US-Canada Border Crossing 0 43.33
'A Reckoning': 500 Groups Endorse March to End Fossil Fuels -19 45
'This Is Unprecedented': Record-Breaking Rain Brings Deadly Flooding to Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria -8.67 39.33
Ex-Biden Official Gabe Amo Defeats Progressive Aaron Regunberg in Rhode Island -10.67 41.67
As GOP Threatens Shutdown, US Childcare Catastrophe Just Weeks Away -12.67 39.67
As 93 Confirmed Dead, Locals Fear Lahaina Rebuild Dominated by Rich Outsiders -15 30
We Must Stand Up to Hate Masquerading as Vandalism -9 34.33
'Corruption. Plain and Simple': Ginni Thomas Took Secret Payments Ahead of Landmark Voting Rights Case -10.67 39.33
AOC Says Clarence Thomas 'Must Be Impeached' Over 'Almost Cartoonish' Corruption -18.33 31.67
Global Coal Phaseout Must Speed Up to Avert 'Climate Chaos': Analysis -13.67 42
'Heinous Crimes': Global Outcry as Israeli Forces Attack Al-Aqsa Worshipers for Second Night -19 36
'Fascism, Full Stop': Progressives in Congress Condemn Expulsion of Tennessee Democrats -16.33 32.67
'A Very Dark Day for Tennessee': House GOP Expels Democrats Justin Jones and Justin J. Pearson -7.67 37
House Swept Into Yellowstone River as Record Flooding Offers Yet Another Glimpse of Climate Crisis -11 39.67
Opinion | Good Riddance to the Horrible Failures of CENTCOM -19.67 31.67
Progressives Hold the Line as 'Manchema' Side With Oligarchy Against Biden Agenda -17.33 39.33
Utilities Took $1.25 Billion in Pandemic Aid Then Shut Off Power to Households Nearly 1 Million Times: Report -10.67 41.33
Cori Bush, Progressive Lawmakers and Activists Hailed for New CDC Eviction Moratorium -19 39
'Blood Is on Abbott's Hands': Anger at GOP Leaders Surges as Food, Water Shortages Compound Texas Power Crisis -14.29 35.57
Under Pressure From Workers, Biden Requests Resignation of 'Extreme, Anti-Union' Labor Board Lawyer -12.33 38
Joy, Relief, and Healing as Biden Ends Trump's Racist Muslim Ban in Day One Executive Order -12.67 35
Lynching Political Correctness -11 38
Omar and Ocasio-Cortez Tell Josh Hawley to 'Resign'—And Poll Shows Majority of Missouri Voters Agree -15.67 31
'$2,000 Means $2,000': Ocasio-Cortez Says $1,400 Payments in Biden Plan Fall Short of Promised Relief -15.33 41
'Thoughts and Prayers to the NRA': Reviled Gun Lobby Group Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy -19.33 26.67

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