Esquire Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Esquire in the Hyper-Partisan Left category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Esquire is a print and digital magazine appealing to men, with a mission to “define, reflect and celebrate what it means to be a man in contemporary American culture.” Content includes news of entertainment, style, lifestyle and shopping. The magazine was founded in 1933 in Chicago, then later moved to New York City, where it is based today. Part of Hearst Digital Media, it is published in multiple languages in countries throughout the world.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 26.98

Bias: -18.44

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
Who Is Rep. Mike Johnson? A Fanatic Who Wanted to Overturn the 2020 Election -23.67 18.33
The Cyber Ninja Ratf*ckers Set a Bunch of Money on Fire to Show Biden Actually Won By a Larger Margin -22.67 22
Expand the Supreme Court. Do It Tomorrow. -17 26.67
This Is an Insane Way to Run the Fifth Largest Economy in the World. Maybe It's Something in the Water. -15.33 29
Kevin McCarthy Is Stacking the January 6 Commission With Big Lie Advocates -22.33 22.33
Congratulations, America. You Elected a Crook in 2016. -16.5 27.5
We Asked Kyrsten Sinema's Office for One (1) Example Where the Filibuster Created Bipartisan Comity -10 36.33
This Weekend's Shootings Were All Different, But Also They Were All the Same -12.6 30.8
Everybody's a Sinner, Except for the Guys Who Write the Checks -21.33 28
This Administration Can Correct a Mistake Without Making Three More -12 28
Here is Everything to Know about Current Gun Control Legislation Efforts -17.33 41.67
This Is How Twisted Kevin McCarthy Has Become By His Loyalty to a Vulgar Talking Yam -23.33 29.33
A Federal Judge Went Full Hannity. Never Go Full Hannity. -6 42.33
Mitch McConnell Spouted This Bushwah Off the Same Day the Senate Will Finally Confirm Merrick Garland -14 33
Trump Apparently Called Everybody in Georgia Except Boss Hogg, and They All Recorded It -13 35.33
Iowa Taxpayers Will Have to Pay for the Legal Defense of an Assault on Their Own Voting Rights -13 34
The Conservative Commitment to Government 'Closest to the People' Is a Texas-Sized Scam -28.33 21.33
Those of Us Unaccustomed to Seeing Progressives With Their Act Together Are Getting a Little Dizzy -11 35.33
Certain People Are Going to Wish They'd Let Merrick Garland Onto the Supreme Court After All -10.33 32
Rush Limbaugh Was a Blight on America -19.33 25.33
Not Unlike Trump, Andrew Cuomo Thought He Was Smarter and Tougher Than Everybody Else -1.33 38.33
Ted Cruz's Cancun Jaunt Is the Move of Someone Who Feels They're Totally Insulated From Consequences -2 32
NASA Is Up to Its Usual Next-Level Sh*t 1.67 34.67
If Trump Stiffs His Impeachment Lawyers, I'm On His Side -19.67 26.67
Garth Brooks Fans Angry About His 2021 Biden Inauguration Performance Don't Know His Politics History -5.67 37.33

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