CounterPunch Bias and Reliability Overview

CounterPunch is a magazine focusing on politics that is published bi-monthly. It began as a newsletter in 1994 created by Washington, D.C., investigative reporter Ken Silverstein. It describes its journalism as “fearless muckraking.” Based in California, the magazine is published in print and electronically. The CounterPunch website records an average of 2 million visits monthly. Ad Fontes Media rates CounterPunch 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 CounterPunch’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 29.04

Bias: -20.33

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
Roaming Charges: White Riot, I Wanna Riot of My Own-2725.33
The Plot Against Libya-23.3337
In Promoting New Nuclear Power, Biden-Harris Back Fiction Over Science-27.6731.33
Roaming Charges: After/Math-29.6725.33
Why a Growing Force in Brazil Is Charging That President Jair Bolsonaro Has Committed Crimes Against Humanity-1636
Don’t Stigmatise the Nuke! Opponents of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty-7.6745
Nine Mile Ride: Why Police Reform Always Results in More Police Violence, Not Less-12.6745.33
Losing Thoreau in Boston-10.3325.33
Tear Gas, Beatings and Projectiles in Portland-15.6738.33
Trumpfen Sturmabteilung (Trump’s Stormtroopers)-2523.33
The UK’s Sinking Brexit Ship-18.1733.33
Netanyahu’s Victory in Israel Tells Us About the Balance of Power in the Middle East-12.7535
Why is the Venezuelan Government Rejecting U.S. Food Supplies?-15.7540
A Land Uncharted: the Persecution of Julian Assange-27.3321
Talking Trash: Unfortunate Truths About Recycling-10.3339.5
Julian and Martin: Reflections on the Arrest of Assange-23.7529.25
“Say It Ain’t So, Joe:” the Latest Neoliberal from the War and Wall Street Party-3.420.6
Global Kids Strike-1331.33
Ukania’s Great Privatization Heist-17.530.67
Re-Targeting Cuba: Why Title III of U.S. Helms-Burton Act will be a Horror Show-15.7137.14