Consortium News Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates Consortium News in the hyper-partisan left 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 Consortium News’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 26.97

Bias: -19.16

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
Russiagate Ain’t Over-17.6735.67
The Making of US Empire at the Beginning of its End-935.33
Counter Trumpism By Ending the Conditions That Created It-2226.67
Capitol Incident a Dress Rehearsal-7.6734
LEE CAMP: The Pandemic Dirty Dozen-22.3329.33
JOHN KIRIAKOU: Corizon Health’s Sick Treatment of Prisoners-6.3340
John Pilger: The Most Lethal Virus is Not Covid-19. It is War.-32.6711
The Mega Machine & the Mega Crisis-30.3326.33
RAY McGOVERN: Why Michael Morell Cannot Be CIA Director-2532.33
A Convergence of Calamities-6.3339.33
Only Kooks Believe In The Deep State-15.3332.67
ELECTION 2020: The Rise of the Council for National Policy and Who is Behind It-20.3329
The Faded Irony About UK Imperialism-7.6736.67
What Kamala Harris Really Thinks of WikiLeaks7.3338
LEE CAMP: The Execution of Elephants and Americans-1425.25
Kamala Harris’s Distinguished Career of Serving Injustice-1037.25
How The Guardian Betrayed Corbyn and the Vestiges of British Democracy-11.6735
US Postal Service Was Never a Business. Stop Treating It Like One-642.67
THE ANGRY ARAB: Silence Over Lebanon’s Suffering-1133
LEE CAMP: The Life-Saving Covid-19 Drugs You’ve Never Heard Of (and Why)-2722
RAY McGOVERN: Powell & Iraq—The Uses and Abuses of National Intelligence Estimates-1631.33
SCOTT RITTER: Powell & Iraq—Regime Change, Not Disarmament: The Fundamental Lie-14.6738
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Cold War Escapades in the Pacific-10.3336.33