Consortium News Bias and Reliability

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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Consortium News in the Hyper-Partisan Left category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Consortium News was launched in 1995 as the first investigative news magazine based on the Internet. The founder, journalist Robert Parry, was dedicated to breaking the pattern of “silliness and propaganda” that he saw in American journalism. Consortium News is published by the Consortium for Independent Journalism Inc. The website, based in Arlington, Virginia, records approximately 350,000 visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 25.94

Bias: -19.20

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
The Mess that Nuland Made -20 22.33
ROBERT PARRY: The Mess That Nuland Made -19 21
Russiagate Ain’t Over -17.67 35.67
The Making of US Empire at the Beginning of its End -9 35.33
Counter Trumpism By Ending the Conditions That Created It -22 26.67
Capitol Incident a Dress Rehearsal -7.67 34
LEE CAMP: The Pandemic Dirty Dozen -22.33 29.33
JOHN KIRIAKOU: Corizon Health’s Sick Treatment of Prisoners -6.33 40
John Pilger: The Most Lethal Virus is Not Covid-19. It is War. -32.67 11
The Mega Machine & the Mega Crisis -30.33 26.33
RAY McGOVERN: Why Michael Morell Cannot Be CIA Director -25 32.33
A Convergence of Calamities -6.33 39.33
Only Kooks Believe In The Deep State -15.33 32.67
ELECTION 2020: The Rise of the Council for National Policy and Who is Behind It -20.33 29
The Faded Irony About UK Imperialism -7.67 36.67
What Kamala Harris Really Thinks of WikiLeaks 7.33 38
LEE CAMP: The Execution of Elephants and Americans -14 25.25
Kamala Harris’s Distinguished Career of Serving Injustice -10 37.25
How The Guardian Betrayed Corbyn and the Vestiges of British Democracy -11.67 35
US Postal Service Was Never a Business. Stop Treating It Like One -6 42.67
THE ANGRY ARAB: Silence Over Lebanon’s Suffering -11 33
LEE CAMP: The Life-Saving Covid-19 Drugs You’ve Never Heard Of (and Why) -27 22
RAY McGOVERN: Powell & Iraq—The Uses and Abuses of National Intelligence Estimates -16 31.33
SCOTT RITTER: Powell & Iraq—Regime Change, Not Disarmament: The Fundamental Lie -14.67 38
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Cold War Escapades in the Pacific -10.33 36.33

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