The Federalist Bias and Reliability Overview

The Federalist is a conservative online magazine and podcast that focuses on politics, culture, national security and crime. Founded in 2013, it reaches its readers through its website and an emailed newsletter. The Federalist website records 8 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates The Federalist in the hyper-partisan right 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 The Federalist’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 26.63

Bias: 20.25

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
Portland's 'Protest Response Unit' Police Officers Resign En Masse742.67
My Chipotle Bowl Just Got More Expensive, And It's Government's Fault15.3323.33
Twitter Suspends Elise Stefanik's Communications Director, Claims It Was 'In Error'1534.67
Jay Inslee Orders Churches, Sporting Events To Implement 'Vaccinated Sections'642.33
Kamala Harris Says Guilty Verdict For Derek Chauvin Isn't Enough7.6736
Georgia Confirms The Pre-Trump GOP Is Dead And Gone1435.5
New York Times Smears Conservative Reporter As A Violent Capitol Rioter1330.67
Big Corporate Uses Capitol Riots To Push Social Credit System19.6722.67
DC Mayor Told Law Enforcement To Stand Down Day Before Capitol Riot248.33
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Joe Biden's Latest Scandals20.3330.67
Barrett Will Be Confirmed Because GOP Shut Down Democrat Dirty Tricks1734
Finally One Tech Company Tells Social Justice Warriors To Take A Hike15.6740
Here Are The 11 Dumbest, Most Slanted Questions Asked By Chris Wallace21.3327.67
Why Doesn’t Anyone Ask Biden Why He’s Dodging Obamacare Taxes?1737.33
If Barrett Is Confirmed, Trump Should Fill Her Vacancy On The 7th Circuit10.6737.67
'I Hope They Die': Left-Wingers React To Positive Coronavirus Diagnosis For Trump, Melania22.3324.67
Chris Wallace, We Were In Kenosha. White Supremacists Didn't Cause Violence20.826.2
Critical Race Theory Is A Classic Communist Divide-And-Conquer Tactic13.6736.33
Fat Bear Week 2020: Your Guide To The State Of The Race That Matters032
Davis: CIA Director Gina Haspel Is Blocking Declassification Of Remaining Russigate Documents25.6721.33
Nashville Bars Weren't Spreading COVID, City Still Locked Them Down18.2532.75
‘Obamagate’ Isn’t A Conspiracy Theory, It's A Huge Political Scandal23.6728
Senate Report Accuses Hunter Biden Of Possibly Using Trafficked Hookers21.3323
'Trump Was Right': FBI Texts Detail Furor Over 'Crossfire Hurricane'15.3324.67
Virginia Senate Passes Bill To Reduce Sentences For Assaulting Police1440