Fiscal Times Bias and Reliability Overview

Fiscal Times is a digital news website that focuses on the U.S. national debt, federal budget, entitlements, health care and taxes. Based in New York City, the website was launched in 2010. It records approximately 154,000 visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Fiscal Times in the middle category of bias and as most reliable 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 Fiscal Times’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.85

Bias: -0.38

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
Biden’s $6 Trillion Budget for 2022: 6 Takeaways047.67
Top Dems Say They’re Working on a ‘Public Option’ Health Care Plan-1.6747.67
New GAO Report Identifies Billions in Potential Savings048.67
Is Inflation About to Run Wild?-247.67
Republicans Release $928 Billion Counteroffer on Infrastructure-1.6747
Deficits Likely to Be Bigger Than Biden’s Budget Projects245.33
Biden Offers to Slash Infrastructure Plan in Bid for GOP Support0.3344.67
Biden Announces Spending to Reduce Racial Wealth Gap-4.3345.67
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Biden Offers Major Concession in Infrastructure Talks-1.6746.67
Trump’s Unemployment Plan Would Provide an Extra $300 per Week: White House-242.67
Is Trump’s Unemployment Benefit Plan Legal?-534.33
Coronavirus Relief Talks Still ‘Miles Apart’1.6747
Trump’s Fact-Challenged Interview With Fox News-10.6743
Food Stamp Enrollment Soars Amid Pandemic4.3344
Republicans in Disarray on Coronavirus Relief Bill-2.3338.67
Biden Unveils $775 Billion Plan for Universal Preschool and Caregivers-0.8944.11
GOP Eyes Short-Term Extension of Unemployment Benefit at Reduced Level-2.742.5
What’s New in Bernie Sanders’ New Medicare for All Plan-0.6745.33
Would Medicare for All Cost More Than the Current System?240
Charts of the Day: GAO Warns U.S. Is on Unsustainable Fiscal Path147.5
Are US Workers More Highly Taxed Than They Think?2.6743.67
Fact Check: Did Trump Bring Down Drug Prices for the First Time in 50 Years?-3.6739.33
60% of This Year’s Deficit Is the Result of Tax Cuts and Other Recent Legislation: CRFB4.6741.33
Republicans Push Ahead on Medicaid Restrictions-5.840.6