Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

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Ad Fontes Media rates Daily Kos in the Hyper-Partisan Left category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Daily Kos is a blog and internet forum for Democrats founded in 2002 by Markos Moulitsas. It publishes articles and opinions from a variety of bloggers and its registered users, reaching hundreds of thousands each day.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 29.80

Bias: -18.68

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 URLBiasReliability
The Supreme Court's ruling against vaccine mandates is much, much worse than it seems-17.1427.57
Buttigieg schools Chuck Todd: Private sector made supply chain fiasco. Biden not waiting on market.-12.3333.67
Judge suspends Texas abortion bounty hunter law in fiery opinion, but now far-right courts take over-13.3331.67
Senate reaches debt ceiling agreement, but angry Republicans won't make it easy for McConnell-19.3324.67
New Senate report lays out Trump's efforts to overturn the election in frightening detail-12.6735.67
Texas man who claimed he paid a family member with COVID-19 to lick groceries sentenced to prison-6.3341.67
DHS watchdog confirms detained immigrants had to sign liability form in order to get face masks-1627
News Roundup: Senate GOP caves, for now; criminal referrals expected as Trump allies defy Congress-842.33
Anti-vaxxer asks why 'homeless people' aren't 'dead in the street' and gets the best answer ever-6.6739
Dispatch From The Covid ER Front Lines-2.3336.67
ESPN anchor Sage Steele benched after COVID-19 diagnosis and outrageously misinformed comments-2.3344.33
Much to the chagrin of Republican governors, schools defy ban and require masks in the classroom1.3336
As House holds Jan. 6 hearings, Gosar demands name of officer who 'laid in wait' for Ashli Babbitt-15.3337.67
Biden’s plan to tackle far-right terrorism is sane and thorough, so expect a Tucker meltdown-1537.33
Juneteenth as a federal holiday is a victory for us. Don't dismiss it-11.6732.33
Chair of Louisiana Education Committee ousted after 'good slavery' comment in hearing-16.2532.75
Reps. Moore and Davids lead bipartisan resolution addressing violence against Native women-2.6747.67
Missouri's three Republican Senate candidates are leading the race to be worse than Trump-1927
State Department ends policy that denied citizenship to children born abroad to same-sex couples-8.6743.33
Ted Cruz floated flat-out lies about Kristen Clarke. Welp, Senate Democrats aren't bothered-9.6741
Marjorie Taylor Greene throws slurs against those with disabilities.-830.67
Trump's anger said to be off the charts after he loses the 2022 PGA Championship-19.3329.33
Buoyed by Capitol insurrection, Trump’s far-right cult summons tide of violence in coming weeks-1241.67
Corporate America is moving fast to isolate, defund insurrectionist Republicans-4.3342.67
Michigan AG announces felony charges for conservative fraudsters trying to suppress the vote-23.6731.33