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 has won numerous awards for its journalism.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 34.07

Bias: -11.85

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
Biden Brutally Goes After Trump During State of the Union—Just Not by Name -9.67 41
Indicted Serial Liar George Santos Announces New Run for Congress During State of the Union -10 39.67
Disaster for Trump as Truth Social Crashes at Critical SOTU Moment -12.67 32.33
Can a ‘Kosher’ Phone Cure Your Tech Addiction? 0.67 42
Monolingual Trump Slams Migrants Who ‘Don’t Speak Languages’ -10 35
Trump’s Appeal Could Be Short-Lived for a Simple Reason -9 37.33
‘The Traitors’ Finally Dethrones Its Queen in a Shocking Twist 0 33.67
Testy Exchange Between Hunter Biden, Matt Gaetz Revealed in Deposition Transcript -1 38
Trump Can’t Stop Comparing Himself to Alexei Navalny -2.33 42.67
Donald Trump’s Cash Crunch Just Got Much, Much Worse -5 44.33
Kari Lake Comes Up Empty-Handed When Pressed About Arizona Election Claims -7.33 33.67
Jimmy Kimmel Fires Back at ‘Preposterous’ George Santos Lawsuit -1.33 40.67
Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives the ‘Percy Jackson’ Kids a Wild Time in Vegas 0 33
10-Year-Old Maryland Boy Attacked By Shark on Vacation in Bahamas 0 42
‘Queer Eye’ Season 8 Review: Netflix’s Reboot Needs Its Own Makeover -1.33 32
Influential Anti-Woke Activist Is Open to Working With Racists and Fascists -29 21
GOP Operatives Admit to Their Own Illegal Backroom Qatar Deals -5.67 39.67
Jack Smith Keeps Telegraphing Some Seriously Scandalous Trump Crimes -4.67 36
Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis Say They’ll Pardon Trump. Why Bother Running? 4.33 30
Jordan Klepper and Roy Wood Jr. Talk ‘Daily Show’ Drama and 2024 Tour -1.33 41.33
Self-Dealing Ex-AOC Aide Wants Your Cash to Push Out Biden -2 40.33
Mads Mikkelsen Should Be a Best Actor Oscar Contender -0.67 36.67
John Cleese Sets the Record Straight on ‘Monty Python’ Lore -4.33 39.33
Trump’s Endorsement Is Miraculously More Powerful Than Ever -8.33 36.33
The Five Big Obstacles to Israel-Palestine Peace -7.33 39