Current Affairs Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Current Affairs in the Hyper-Partisan Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Current Affairs is a bimonthly magazine that focuses on culture and politics. Founded in 2015, the magazine is based in New Orleans. Current Affairs also publishes a podcast.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 33.39

Bias: -18.63

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 U.S. Has a Moral Obligation to Forgive the World’s Debts ❧ Current Affairs -18 35.33
Why Cryptocurrency Is A Giant Fraud ❧ Current Affairs -5.33 34.67
The Subminimum Wage Has Got to Go ❧ Current Affairs -18.33 28
Amazon Is Caught In a Brazen Lie About Its Exploitative Practices ❧ Current Affairs -14 39
Heartwarming Tales of Capitalism Gone Right ❧ Current Affairs -12 25.33
Darwinism and Markets Don’t Mix ❧ Current Affairs -16.33 31.33
The Luddites Were Right ❧ Current Affairs -15.67 35
Biden Is Not Doing Nearly Enough ❧ Current Affairs -22.67 29.33
There Is No “Birth Rate Crisis” ❧ Current Affairs -12.33 30
Choose Your Own Nightmare -7.33 27.33
Why We Should All Fear Facebook’s Oversight Board ❧ Current Affairs -20 36
Rachel Cohen on the Great Charter School Controversy -8.33 40
The Nature of Money -9.33 39.67
Build Back Better for Whom? How Neoliberalism (Re)creates Disaster Risks -17 39.33
What Rights Do We Have On Social Media? -7 41.33
The “Long Sustained Electoral Scream” Roundtable -14.2 26.2
The 2020 Election Result Completely Discredits The Democratic Leadership -22.67 33.83
A Series of Tubes: Reclaiming the Physical Internet -15.33 40.67
Your Oppression Was Predictable -12 32.75
The Past and Future of the Socialist Sunday School -19.67 34.67
Enduring the Bureaucracy -26.33 22.67
Interview: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on Why Racism Has Been Profitable -19.75 40.25
Can Hierarchy Be Justified? -33 29
Why “Crime” Isn’t the Question and Police Aren’t the Answer -13 47
“Mythic Quest” and the Pursuit of Anti-Capitalist Media -7.33 42.33

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