Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Crooks and Liars in the Hyper-Partisan Left category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Crooks and Liars is a progressive news website begun by John Amato in 2004. It was among the first sites to feature video and audio. Its coverage focuses on politics and media criticism. The website records an average of 3.8 million monthly visits.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 28.26

Bias: -21.68

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 URLBiasReliability
QAnon Is Merging With White Extremist Sovereign Citizens-1435
My Pillow Guy Banned From Twitter, May Run For Office-1731.67
The GOP Just Can't Quit Trump — 45 Senators Vote Not To Hold Impeachment Trial-2129.67
Chuck Todd Smacks Down Jason Miller: 'Stop With This. You Know You’re Making Stuff Up'-2031.33
Kanye West Met With Jared Kushner In Colorado To Talk About ... What?-9.2533.5
Gov. Ron DeSantis Compares Kids Going To School With Navy SEALs Hunting Osama Bin Laden-2526.33
Once Again, Trump Insists He'll Eliminate Payroll Tax If Re-Elected-1237
AOC's Challenge For Trump To Compare College Transcripts Goes Viral-2239.33
Donald Trump Gives Away The Game: No Funds For USPS Means No Mail-In Voting-17.1731.33
New Fox Lawsuit Accuses Ed Henry Of Rape, Hannity And Carlson Of Sexual Harassment-19.3326.67
Brianna Keilar Expertly Shreds Trump Flack's Dangerous Lies, Then Cuts Him Off-24.7532.25
A Covid-19 Cautionary Tale: Economic Recovery Depends On Public Health-28.6735
Twitter Cracks Down On Qanon, Bans Over 7000 Accounts-28.3329.33
Bill Weld Steps Up To Primary Trump-17.2532
White House Officials Worried Daddy Will Be Mad They Told On Him-12.7531
Lawmaker: Outlaw Abortion Because Women Are 'Just Not Having Enough Babies'-22.3319.67
Stu Varney Rages At Bernie Sanders' Tax Plan: 'Where's The Fairness?'-2826.75
Michele Bachmann: 'No More Godly President' Than Trump-14.3331
At Town Hall, Gillibrand Defends Her Stand On Franken-22.3329
After 100 Years, Mussolini's Fascist Party As A Reminder Of The Fragility Of Freedom-2.6738
NYT Journalist: Stop Mincing Words - Trump Is Racist-29.2519.25
Did The White House Stage Situation Room Baghdadi Raid Photo?-2329.5