The Hill Bias and Reliability Overview

The Hill is a newspaper and website based in Washington, D.C. It is written for and about the U.S. Congress, and its coverage focuses on politics, business, lobbying and campaigns. Launched in 1994, The Hill was sold in August 2021 to Nexstar Media Group, the largest local TV operator in the U.S. The Hill print publication is distributed for free throughout Capitol Hill and is reported to reach 24,000 daily. Ad Fontes Media rates The Hill 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 The Hill’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.85

Bias: -0.50

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
Overnight Defense: Afghanistan goes from bad to worse044.67
All 10 largest cities grew, Phoenix supplants Philly as 5th largest in US-146.33
Infrastructure breakthrough marks victory for political center045.67
Yang concedes in NYC mayor's race045.67
Yang, Garcia campaign together three days before NYC mayoral primary-1.6743
Texas valedictorian goes viral after giving unapproved speech blasting state's anti-abortion bill-0.3345
Court sides with Ted Cruz in campaign finance lawsuit046.67
Organizer cuts off veteran's mic when he discusses role Black people played in origins of Memorial Day045.33
National Review writer 'can attest' to Trump pressing conservatives to say election was 'stolen'044.33
DHS warns terrorists may attack as coronavirus restrictions ease046.33
At least 33 killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City046.33
Maricopa County Republican official calls Trump 'unhinged'-4.6744.33
CDC director denies political pressure affected new mask guidelines046.67
New York, New Jersey, California face long odds in scrapping SALT-3.6745
Famous painting by secretive artist Banksy sells for $12.9M in cryptocurrency-0.3345.67
After spending 22 years in solitary for stealing a hat, man urges end to psychological torture in prison-7.6734.33
American climber is one of two who have died on Mount Everest after snow blindness, exhaustion048.33
Two planes collide in midair — and one is almost cut in half — but miraculously everyone lands safely047.67
What the new administration means for affordable housing-7.6739
Lumber crisis is encouraging tree poachers armed with chainsaws-4.6745.67
Florida Gov Ron DeSantis to pardon Floridians charged for violating COVID-19 rules5.3345.33
'American Idol' favorite Caleb Kennedy abruptly quits over KKK video-2.3345.67
Instagram users can now choose their own pronouns-5.3344
Shocking WHO independent panel report says COVID-19 pandemic was preventable-1.6748.33
Romney booed during speech to Utah GOP convention342.67