Daily Kos Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates Daily Kos in the hyper-partisan left category of bias and as mixed reliability in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral 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.

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

Reliability: 28.87

Bias: -19.69

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

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 the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
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
Republicans built a massive voter suppression system. Trump's trying to use it to steal the election-20.6731
Thursday Night Owls: An inaccurate census would be bad news for American Indians-2.6746.67
We can flip the Michigan Supreme Court by winning this one race in November-2432.67
The big dark money donor behind Susan Collins just got arrested for defrauding Collins' PPP program-15.3326.33
Lol! This has to be the stupidest, most ridiculous White House lie yet-2425.25
HAH! Trump Threatens to Ditch GOP Convention in North Carolina, the ONLY STATE that Wanted It.-2624.8
Trump has finally found a doctor who is willing to assist in spreading pandemic propaganda-19.8331.33
Daily Kos endorses Joe Biden and Kamala Harris-1333
Harris selection could majorly boost Biden among Latino voters, polling firm says-11.3342
Trump tweets COVID-19 video so outrageous it was banned from Facebook and Twitter-19.3231.08
Kentucky voters reject every McConnell stance on COVID-19 relief-17.3335.33