Esquire Bias and Reliability Overview

Esquire is a print and digital magazine appealing to men “who are ambitious in their lives and determined to shape the world.” Content includes news of entertainment, style, food and sports. The magazine was founded in 1933 in Chicago, then later moved to New York City, where it is based today. It is published in multiple languages in countries throughout the world. Part of Hearst Digital Media, the bimonthly print magazine has a circulation or more than 600,000. The website records approximately 26.71 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Esquire in the skews 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 Esquire’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 29.60

Bias: -17.19

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
Expand the Supreme Court. Do It Tomorrow.-1726.67
This Is an Insane Way to Run the Fifth Largest Economy in the World. Maybe It's Something in the Water.-15.3329
Kevin McCarthy Is Stacking the January 6 Commission With Big Lie Advocates-22.3322.33
Congratulations, America. You Elected a Crook in 2016.-16.527.5
We Asked Kyrsten Sinema's Office for One (1) Example Where the Filibuster Created Bipartisan Comity-1036.33
This Weekend's Shootings Were All Different, But Also They Were All the Same-12.630.8
Everybody's a Sinner, Except for the Guys Who Write the Checks-21.3328
This Administration Can Correct a Mistake Without Making Three More-1228
Here is Everything to Know about Current Gun Control Legislation Efforts-17.3341.67
This Is How Twisted Kevin McCarthy Has Become By His Loyalty to a Vulgar Talking Yam-23.3329.33
A Federal Judge Went Full Hannity. Never Go Full Hannity.-642.33
Mitch McConnell Spouted This Bushwah Off the Same Day the Senate Will Finally Confirm Merrick Garland-1433
Trump Apparently Called Everybody in Georgia Except Boss Hogg, and They All Recorded It-1335.33
Iowa Taxpayers Will Have to Pay for the Legal Defense of an Assault on Their Own Voting Rights-1334
The Conservative Commitment to Government 'Closest to the People' Is a Texas-Sized Scam-28.3321.33
Those of Us Unaccustomed to Seeing Progressives With Their Act Together Are Getting a Little Dizzy-1135.33
Certain People Are Going to Wish They'd Let Merrick Garland Onto the Supreme Court After All-10.3332
Rush Limbaugh Was a Blight on America-19.3325.33
Not Unlike Trump, Andrew Cuomo Thought He Was Smarter and Tougher Than Everybody Else-1.3338.33
Ted Cruz's Cancun Jaunt Is the Move of Someone Who Feels They're Totally Insulated From Consequences-232
NASA Is Up to Its Usual Next-Level Sh*t1.6734.67
If Trump Stiffs His Impeachment Lawyers, I'm On His Side-19.6726.67
Garth Brooks Fans Angry About His 2021 Biden Inauguration Performance Don't Know His Politics History-5.6737.33