Glenn Greenwald Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Glenn Greenwald in the Skews Right category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Glenn Greenwald is a journalist and former constitutional lawyer. He previously worked for The Guardian and Salon before co-founding The Intercept in 2013; he resigned in October 2020. He now publishes an online newsletter via Substack, which records almost 900,000 visits per month. Greenwald has authored four best-selling books on politics and law. His articles on the National Security Agency and Edward Snowden in 2013 earned him many awards, and The Guardian received the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for his team’s NSA reporting.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 36.42

Bias: 10.91

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
Congressional Testimony: The Leading Activists for Online Censorship Are Corporate Journalists 8 40
As the Insurrection Narrative Crumbles, Democrats Cling to it More Desperately Than Ever 20 30
The Journalistic Tattletale and Censorship Industry Suffers Several Well-Deserved Blows 16 35.67
Demanding Silicon Valley Suppress “Hyper-Partisan Sites” in Favor of “Mainstream News” (The NYT) is a Fraud 2.33 44.33
The New Ruling Coalition: Opposition to Afghanistan Withdrawal Shows Its Key Factions -1 41.67
A Long-Forgotten CIA Document From WikiLeaks Sheds Critical Light on Today's U.S. Politics and Wars 0.33 38.33
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Misguided Defense of John Brennan and The Logan Act: a Dangerous and Unconstitutional Law 9.33 34.67
Instagram is Using False “Fact-Checking” to Protect Joe Biden’s Crime Record From Criticisms 10.33 27
The Hunter Biden Criminal Probe Bolsters a Chinese Scholar's Claim About Beijing's Influence With the Biden Administration 14 26.67
The Kafkaesque Imprisonment of Julian Assange Exposes U.S. Myths About Freedom and Tyranny 2 33.33
Reflecting the Authoritarian Climate, Washington Will Remain Militarized Until At Least March 14.33 35
Violence in the Capitol, Dangers in the Aftermath 7 39
How Silicon Valley, in a Show of Monopolistic Force, Destroyed Parler -2 35.67
The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming 0.33 36
The Moronic Firing of Will Wilkinson Illustrates Why Fear and Bad Faith Mob Demands Reign Supreme 3.33 41.67
Violence in the Capitol, Dangers in the Aftermath -1.33 43.67

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