The Federalist Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic


Ad Fontes Media rates The Federalist in the Hyper-Partisan Right category of bias and as Unreliable, Problematic in terms of reliability. The Federalist is an online magazine that focuses on politics, culture, national security and crime. Founded in 2013, it reaches its readers through its website and an emailed newsletter.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 22.71

Bias: 20.36

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.

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Dems Blame Guns, Not Criminals In Manhattan House Hearing 17 29.33
2022 Election Misadministration Suppressed Harris County Voters 15.67 31.33
7 Important Social Benefits Kids Develop From Homeschooling 19 25.67
Republicans Need To Stop Being Cowards On Abortion 16.67 30.33
Republicans Making Excuses For Bud Light Embrace Defeat 22 27
How To Cut Federal Spending: A Guide For The Bladder Shy GOP 23.33 21.33
Ex-FBI Official Who Helped Launch Crossfire Hurricane Charged With Laundry List Of Crimes 12.67 32.67
NIH Failed To Supervise EcoHealth Alliance Coronavirus Research 12.67 23.33
It Doesn't Matter How Well Trump Polls, The System Is Rigged 30.33 15.67
Media Shamefully Silent Over Atlanta 'Pedophile Ring' Case 32.33 18
Interior Blocks Twin Metals Mining Project In Big Win For Beijing 11.67 33.67
Leftists Try To Protect Killing The Unborn By Calling It A Religion 17.33 40
'South Side' Is A Comic Reflection On Black Chicago Communities -1.33 35
California Would Disbar Ted Cruz And 18 AGs If It Could 19.33 27
Two States Now Have Universal School Choice. Is Yours Next? 18.33 36.67
Climate Radicals' Ugly Wind Farms Are Coming To Your Backyard 19.67 22.67
Every Dollar We Toss Ukraine Zaps Resources From Our Military 13 38.67
Why Kids (And Parents) Still Need Sleepovers 0 31
The Elites Hate Trump, But They Really Hate You 26.33 18.33
Rubio Suggests Senate GOP Should Consider Ousting McConnell 17.67 36.33
As Yellowstone Shuts Down, Liz Cheney Is In D.C. Trying To Indict Trump 20.67 22.67
Senate Democrats Insist Babies Born After Abortions Should Be Left To Die 23.67 18

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