Daily Beast Bias and Reliability Overview

Daily Beast is a news and opinion website that focuses on politics and pop culture. Launched in 2008, the site is based in New York City and owned by InterActiveCorp. The site, which has won numerous awards for its journalism, reaches more than a million readers a day. Ad Fontes Media rates Daily Beast in the skews 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 Daily Beast’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 36.53

Bias: -15.76

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
America’s Catastrophic Afghanistan Exit Has Many Fathers045.33
U.S. Bishops Vote to Move Toward Possible Rebuke of Biden Over Abortion2.639.8
Supreme Court Saves the Affordable Care Act in 7-2 Decision-4.6745
Trump NSC Official Thought He Was Dying From Suspected Directed-Energy Attack at White House045.67
AZ Senate Ditches Insane Election Audit Measure After DOJ Steps In-3.6742.33
Vimeo Deletes Trump Ally Mike Lindell’s MyPillow Account-4.6744.33
Fugitive QAnon Fan Runs Up $10,000 Diner Tab—and Bails-237.33
Jim Acosta Lays Into ‘Bulls**t Factory’ Fox News and New York Post-13.6728
I Was a Teenage Dittohead. Then Rush Changed—or Was It Me?11.6733
Lincoln Project Sinks Deeper Into Turmoil as Ex-Staffers Demand to Speak Freely043
Deadly COVID Mutations Can’t Stop the Party in Florida-841
Republicans Come Crawling Back to Trump Three Weeks After Capitol Riot-20.6734
Chicago Teachers Union Votes Down Resuming In-Person Classes1.6740.33
‘I’m About to Puke’: QAnon in Chaos as Biden Takes Office-642
Trump Revokes His Own Swamp-Draining Lobbying Ban for Former Aides-15.6735
MyPillow Guy Presents Trump With ‘China’ Election-Fraud Theory, Lawyers Send Him Packing-9.6741.67
Politico Faces Internal Backlash for Handing Playbook Over to Right-Wing Bomb-Thrower Ben Shapiro-10.3341.33
Two Cops, Including a Trained Sniper, Arrested for Taking Part in Capitol Insurrection-5.3348
Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy Claims Network Doesn’t Spread Pro-Trump Lies—Despite All Evidence-1238.33
Loeffler’s Husband Entangled in Secret Gov’t Surveillance Operation-9.3340
McConnell Smacks Down Trump-Fueled 'Death Spiral' to Overturn Election-642.43
Trump Files Pointless Lawsuit in New Mexico as Electoral College Votes-17.7526.75
The Amy Coney Barrett Sham Senate Confirmation Is Done. Now, Her Supreme Court Horror Show Begins.-22.8828.25
Read Ghislaine Maxwell’s Just-Unsealed Deposition045.67
Stephen Colbert Brutally Mocks ‘Clearly Hammered’ Donald Trump Jr.-12.6733.33