Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

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Overall Score

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

Reliability: 31.47

Bias: 10.71

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
Schumer's big deal: Whither Sinema -- and House Dems?16.3331.33
House Republican: Biden sent pallets of baby formula to the border for children of illegal migrants14.3325
Manchin to Biden: Stop buying Russian oil and ramp up domestic production now17.3330.67
Verdict reached in the Jussie Smollett case: Guilty on five of six counts (Update)140.67
Begun, the Big Bird wars have-1031.33
The ridiculous push to regulate Facebook/Instagram14.3320
Who won the NYC mayoral primary? Nobody knows11.6733
"It's all about April": Big scoop is ... CBS 62 required COVID testing and masks in station?9.6733
Democrats' sullen acceptance of voter ID laws continues1431
'Seething' progressives demand end to filibuster as Republicans block Democrats' voting bill1534
Tennessee congressman on UFOs: There's something out there "we can't handle"9.3321
Breaking: Russia launches massive military exercises near Hawaii13.3329.67
Released fire: Hamas attacks Israel with incendiary balloons1326
Demand Justice renews its push to oust Justice Breyer11.6733.33
Harvey Weinstein is heading for California3.3330.33
A mystery: Why have total daily vaccinations started climbing again?1.6742
Gamechanger? Manchin floats grand bargain on voting rights -- including mandatory voter ID3.6739
Tucker: What if FBI operatives actually organized the insurrection?5.3333
Nigerian feminist author offers takedown of online social justice orthodoxy10.3332
Biden snaps at CNN reporter: I never said I was confident that Putin will change his behavior17.3331.33
Andrew Sullivan: What if BLM's success creates a trade-off?12.6730.67
School removes names of all holidays834.33
Bill Maher on "progressophobia"7.6729.67
FDA orders destruction of 60 million doses of J&J vaccine044.33
The latest Navy UFO video displays a new level of weirdness039.67