Daily Kos Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues


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.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 27.82

Bias: -18.32

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
Taylor Swift is Time's person of the year and the far right is big mad about it -9 30.67
FEMA director-turned-congressman sums up GOP's day: 'I know a disaster when I see one' -16.33 27
Justice Clarence Thomas has reported up to $750,000 in income from a company that doesn't exist -10.33 29.67
Ukraine Update: Wagner chief calls for end to Russia's offensive actions, wants to lock in gains -6 34
NRCC launches anti-Bud Light campaign, yanks it when someone realizes Anheuser-Busch is major donor -16.33 31.33
European spacecraft on way to Jupiter and its icy moons 0 44
Maps present a distorted view of the world, but it's a lot worse than you think -14.33 32.33
https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2023/3/1/2155649/-Marjorie-Taylor-Greene-says-Joe-Biden-is-to-blame-for-fentanyl-deaths-under-Donald-Trump -13 35
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/1/19/2148048/-Santos-seems-much-more-upset-by-reports-he-was-a-drag-queen-than-reports-he-killed-a-dog -19 15.33
Attorney General Merrick Garland appoints special counsel to handle Biden documents -6.33 40
Matt Walsh only upset 'more people weren't killed' at Club Q: Twitter takes highlight GOP hypocrisy -22 17.33
Barack Obama has some words for young voters who showed up for midterm elections -22.67 26.67
billion$ and billion$ could be awarded in Alex Jones trial -7 32.33
WOW! Sean Hannity and Ted Cruz Agree that Trafficking Migrants Across State Lines is Illegal -20 24.67
Republican response to Biden's speech clarifies it: Yes, they are all MAGA fascists -23.33 24.67
If only there was another recent example of the federal government forgiving loans ... -15.33 24
Anyone claiming Trump declassified Mar-a-Lago documents needs to be hit with this follow-up question -14.67 26.33
Sinema wants changes to the Inflation Reduction Act, but so far they're ... not deal-breakers? -20.33 26.67
Senate Republicans want Democrats to water down the Respect for Marriage Act -17.67 29
‘I’ve waited 874 days for this’: DOJ announces charges in Breonna Taylor case -8 42
Senate Democrats announce deal with Manchin, and Republicans take out their anger on veterans -17.33 31.33
Let me be clear: The mass shootings are not the result of the Internet, they are the result of guns -23.33 18.33
Is Putin’s Evil Empire Unraveling? -5.33 32
Tulsi Gabbard called ‘Russian asset’ after tweeting about 'biolabs' in Ukraine -24.67 20.33
The Supreme Court's ruling against vaccine mandates is much, much worse than it seems -17.14 27.57