Divided We Fall Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Divided We Fall in the Middle category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Divided We Fall is a non-profit news organization that aims to promote bipartisan dialogue. The website publishes debates, interviews, and op-eds "between individuals who disagree in order to demonstrate productive civil discourse." The site was founded by Joe Schuman, who works as a civilian for the Department of Defense.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 37.33

Bias: -3.16

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
The Bipartisan Failure on Immigration Policy — Divided We Fall -2 38.67
Fear, Loathing, and Dress Codes in American Schools — Divided We Fall -3.33 38.33
A Framework for the Bridge Building Ecosystem — Divided We Fall 0 44
How Biden’s Fiscal Policy Affects the Deficit, the Debt, and You 8 32.33
Do We Need the Equal Rights Amendment Today? — Divided We Fall 9.67 31
The Senate: Threat or Backbone of American Democracy? -19.33 29
In Defense of the Marketplace of Ideas 0 39
My Suggestions for the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court 1 35.33
“Or of the Press”: A Deeper Look into the History of the Free Press -0.33 39.67
When it Comes to War Powers, Congress Needs a Seat at the Table 0 40
Reparations: A View from Both Sides — Divided We Fall 0 34.67
Qualified Immunity for Police Officers: Is There a Middle Ground? -0.67 36.67
Income Inequality and What to Do About It — Divided We Fall 0 36.67
Facts First or Fake News? A Debate on Media in America — Divided We Fall 1.67 31.33
The Non-Crisis Infrastructure Bill — Divided We Fall 5.33 37.67
A Political Gambit: Intentions versus Consequences — Divided We Fall -8.33 43.33
Why Dialogue and Civility Matter — Divided We Fall -1 40
Income Inequality: Differing Viewpoints — Divided We Fall -4 39.17
Democrats to the Progressive Left: Be Cautious of "Woke Culture" -5 36.33
The Line Between Insurrection and Protests — Divided We Fall 4.33 36.33
Keeping Illegal Immigration Illegal — Divided We Fall 4.33 44.33

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