Daily Beast Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Daily Beast in the Skews Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. 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.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 35.66

Bias: -13.51

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
Trump Pounces on ‘Ordinary’ Voting Machine Issues in Arizona -16 34.33
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Super Serious Election Tweet Backfires, Goes Viral -12 28.67
GOP Senators Push to Delay Leadership Elections After Midterm Letdown -8.33 40.67
Marjorie Taylor Greene Gets GOP Crowd to Boo Paul Pelosi -10 33
Yes, Scientists Made a Deadlier COVID Virus. No, It’s Not Bad. -12.67 32
The Brett Favre Welfare Case Is About to Take a Nastier Turn -9 36.67
Prince Harry Will Be Permanently ‘Exiled’ by ‘Ruthless’ King Charles, Sources Say 0 29.33
How Mike Lindell Got Boxed In at the Hardee’s Drive-Thru -8.33 34.67
Trump to Face Sexual Battery Suit Under New ‘Survivors’ Law -9.67 29.33
Oberlin College Agrees to Pay $36M to Local Bakery Over Racial Profiling Case -3.67 41.33
Feds Recovered 300 Classified Docs in 3 Batches From Mar-a-Lago: NYT -3.67 41.33
Sore Loser Utah Parents Spark Investigation to See if Winning Girl Is Transgender -19.33 41.33
Diehard Trump Lackey Is in for a Strange Trip Behind Bars -9.67 32.67
Alex Jones Dumps Trump for Ron DeSantis, Who Is ‘Way Better’ -12.33 37.67
Madison Cawthorn Personally Lost Big Money With Failed Campaign -10 40.67
Trump Tells Fox News He’ll ‘Do Whatever’ He Can to Tame Fire He Lit -10 33
Fox News Anchor Loses It When Manchin Questions Her Patriotism -9.33 39.67
Meet the Conspiracy Theory Kooks Who Think NASA’s James Webb Telescope Is a Giant Space Cannon -7.67 32
‘Satanic’ Georgia Tablets Despised by Conspiracy Theorists Bombed -6 37.67
Biden Burns Elon Musk Over ‘Super Bad Feeling’: ‘Lots of Luck on His Trip to the Moon’ -12.33 31
Paul Pelosi Pushes Back Hard After DUI Arrest, While Nancy Pelosi Says She Has No Comment 3.33 39.33
Day to Mourn Uvalde Victims Amerie Jo Garza and Maite Rodriguez Upended by Fury at Cops -8.33 32.33
Russian Spies Hilariously Screw Up Putin’s ‘Assassination Plot’ Claim -1 35
Country Icon Naomi Judd, 76, Died by Suicide, Report Says 0 48
Texas Follows Through With Gross Stunt of Dumping Migrants in D.C. -12 32.83


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