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, 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: 28.79

Bias: -18.78

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
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
Buttigieg schools Chuck Todd: Private sector made supply chain fiasco. Biden not waiting on market. -12.33 33.67
Judge suspends Texas abortion bounty hunter law in fiery opinion, but now far-right courts take over -13.33 31.67
Senate reaches debt ceiling agreement, but angry Republicans won't make it easy for McConnell -19.33 24.67
New Senate report lays out Trump's efforts to overturn the election in frightening detail -12.67 35.67
Texas man who claimed he paid a family member with COVID-19 to lick groceries sentenced to prison -6.33 41.67
DHS watchdog confirms detained immigrants had to sign liability form in order to get face masks -16 27
News Roundup: Senate GOP caves, for now; criminal referrals expected as Trump allies defy Congress -8 42.33
Anti-vaxxer asks why 'homeless people' aren't 'dead in the street' and gets the best answer ever -6.67 39
Dispatch From The Covid ER Front Lines -2.33 36.67
ESPN anchor Sage Steele benched after COVID-19 diagnosis and outrageously misinformed comments -2.33 44.33
Much to the chagrin of Republican governors, schools defy ban and require masks in the classroom 1.33 36


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