Deadspin Bias and Reliability

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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 33.29

Bias: -12.84

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
Tennis doesn’t want Naomi Osaka around -11.33 33.33
Discriminatory hiring practices in the NFL aren't limited to head coaches -21.67 24.33
If the talks are productive, why are we back to square one? 0 34
Lakers fans might be upset that Shaq didn’t make ESPN’s 75th anniversary top 10, but is there even a legit argument for him making it? 0 33.67
No, Aaron Rodgers, we’re not going to take your ‘gratitude’ post at face value 0 37.67
What the hell is going on in New Orleans 0 38.33
When it comes to Juwan Howard and Greg Gard, why is the Black coach the only one suspended when the white coach started it? -7.67 35.67
Funny how the little white girl who skates got treated differently than the fast Black girl who sprints -17.67 25.33
Aaron Rodgers still feels like he's being cancelled, so now he’s siding with Barstool -11.67 29
It’s the lack of answers that's so frustrating -1.67 32
Dylan Larkin gives fan $20 to make up for spilled beer 0 33.33
We regret to inform you that Jackson Mahomes is at it again 0 32
Tom Brady lost his cool, and his MVP award, on Sunday night 0 32.67
How are they gonna get this back in the tube? -6 35.67
'Doctrine of white supremacy:' Jackie Robinson saw the GOP for who they are back in 1964 -19 42.33

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