Crooks and Liars Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates Crooks and Liars 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 Crooks and Liars’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 28.26

Bias: -21.68

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
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