Daily Signal Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Daily Signal in the Hyper-Partisan Right category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Daily Signal is a website that focuses on policy and political news, as well as conservative commentary. It is published by The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. The website, launched in 2014, records an average of 2.8 million visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 28.86

Bias: 18.00

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
Women Are Disproportionately Hurting Our Country 19.33 27
‘Forgiving’ Student Loan Debt Would Be Illegal, Raise Inflation 19 26.33
Hawley Calls for US to ‘Shut Down Russia’s Energy Production’ 18.67 31.33
Business Leaders Rejoice as Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate 9 36.33
Embrace of Socialism Shows Why We Shouldn’t Lower the Voting Age 13.33 23.67
Don’t Blame Trump for Afghanistan’s Collapse. Blame Barack Obama. 10.67 32.33
Branding Georgia Voting Law, Filibuster ‘Racist’ Is Vile Ploy to Justify HR 1 16 29
Democrats Keep These Inconvenient Facts From Constituents 15.67 30.67
Pro-Biden Press Corps Is Deeply Embarrassing 14.33 36.67
The Left Wants to Transform and Nationalize Our Election System 23.33 25.33
What You Can Do Even Though the March for Life Is Virtual 14.67 32.33
Rep. Ted Budd Fights to Preserve 1776 Commission 14 31.67
Minnesota Law School Students Aim to ‘Cancel’ Alumna Rep. Fischbach 7 42
Here’s What Might Happen If Senate Opts to Hold 2nd Impeachment Trial 11.67 33.33
Politico Staff Revolts After Ben Shapiro Authors Newsletter 3.33 43.33
The Danger of Vindictiveness in Washington 20 26.33
Conservatives Keep Missing Opportunities to Really Engage With Blacks 7.67 42
Hong Kong Protests Were Nothing Like What Happened on Capitol Hill 5.67 38
Conservative Women Have a New Champion in Amy Coney Barrett 12.67 32
After Losing Her In-Laws to COVID-19, Janice Dean Calls for Investigation 9.33 36
The Racism of the ‘Anti-Racist’ Movement 21.33 34
Her Leftist College Tried to Reeducate Her. Now She's Speaking Up. 20 37.33
Trump: COVID-19 ‘Will Get Worse,’ but Vaccine Moving Along 15.67 37.22
African Nations Shouldn’t Let COVID-19 Sink Free Trade Agreement 4 36.67
House Appropriations ‘Minibus’ Stuffed With Bad Policies, Overspending 16.67 29.67

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