Glenn Greenwald Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates Glenn Greenwald in the skews 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 Glenn Greenwald’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 36.42

Bias: 10.91

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
Congressional Testimony: The Leading Activists for Online Censorship Are Corporate Journalists840
As the Insurrection Narrative Crumbles, Democrats Cling to it More Desperately Than Ever2030
The Journalistic Tattletale and Censorship Industry Suffers Several Well-Deserved Blows1635.67
Demanding Silicon Valley Suppress “Hyper-Partisan Sites” in Favor of “Mainstream News” (The NYT) is a Fraud2.3344.33
The New Ruling Coalition: Opposition to Afghanistan Withdrawal Shows Its Key Factions-141.67
A Long-Forgotten CIA Document From WikiLeaks Sheds Critical Light on Today's U.S. Politics and Wars0.3338.33
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Misguided Defense of John Brennan and The Logan Act: a Dangerous and Unconstitutional Law9.3334.67
Instagram is Using False “Fact-Checking” to Protect Joe Biden’s Crime Record From Criticisms10.3327
The Hunter Biden Criminal Probe Bolsters a Chinese Scholar's Claim About Beijing's Influence With the Biden Administration1426.67
The Kafkaesque Imprisonment of Julian Assange Exposes U.S. Myths About Freedom and Tyranny233.33
Reflecting the Authoritarian Climate, Washington Will Remain Militarized Until At Least March14.3335
Violence in the Capitol, Dangers in the Aftermath739
How Silicon Valley, in a Show of Monopolistic Force, Destroyed Parler-235.67
The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming0.3336
The Moronic Firing of Will Wilkinson Illustrates Why Fear and Bad Faith Mob Demands Reign Supreme3.3341.67
Violence in the Capitol, Dangers in the Aftermath-1.3343.67