Independent Journal Review Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates IJR in the Skews Right category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. IJR is a conservative news and opinion website that gives its readers the FIRST pledge: Fair, Independent, Responsive, Sustainable, Transparent. Launched in 2012, it is based in Alexandria, Virginia and owned by Media Group of America. The website records 1.3 million visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 36.55

Bias: 7.91

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
Biden Admin Just Made 'The Lorax' a Real Position in the Federal Gov't 9 26.67
Watch: Biden Wanders Off Aimlessly As FEMA Director Tries to Get His Attention 11.33 19.67
Biden Admin: Nearly 450 Americans Are Still in Afghanistan Almost 2 Months After Withdrawal 3.8 43.8
Survey Shows Most Parents Will Not Get Their Children Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Right Away 2.8 42.4
GOP Lawmaker Ends House Floor Speech With Anti-Biden Catchphrase 21.67 23
Biden Open to Eliminating Filibuster for Voting Rights and 'Maybe More' Issues 2 46.33
Masked Harris Shouts 'Surprise' Walking Into Her Own Surprise Party, Kisses Fully Vaxxed Masked Husband 24 20
Sen. Cotton Introduces Bill to Stop Schools from Hiding Students' 'Gender Transitions' from Parents 12 35.67
Biden Suggests GOP Leaders Are Following Trump 'Into a Deep, Deep Black Hole and Abyss' -6.67 46.67
Biden Jokes to Elementary Students That He Has to 'Figure Out' How to Avoid Answering Questions 12 39.67
Rep. Stefanik Blasts Biden for Mocking Opposition to Vaccine Mandates, Says It's 'Un-American' 17.33 36
Biden Suggests Medical Freedom Is Horrible and Unvaccinated Americans Are Murderers 18.67 24.33
Biden Struggles to Speak, Gives Up and Says, 'Uh, Um, What Am I Doing Here?' 18.33 32.67
Harshest January 6 Punishment Handed Down to Black MAGA Fan Who Wasn't Even in the Capitol 11 24.33
DeSantis Urges Police Officers Quitting Over Vaccine Mandates to Come to Florida, Proposes Bonuses 13 34
Massive Migrant Caravan Marching Through Mexico: 'Tell Biden We're Coming' 8.67 37.67
Katie Couric Opens Up About Editing Interview With Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'Probably Not a Good Decision' 9.67 36
Biden's America: Supply Chain Breakdown Preventing Cancer Patients from Getting Life Saving Drugs 19.33 22.67
Biden Repeats False Story 2nd Time in a Week, Marking the 5th Time in His Presidency 7 37
Treasury Sec Yellen Drops Brutal Truth Bomb, Says Biden's Historic Inflation Will Last Until Dec 2022 9.17 39.33
Pelosi Refuses to Share If She Will Run for Speaker Again If Dems Keep the House -0.67 43.33
Texas Senators Blast Biden Admin over Denial of Border Crisis: 'It Is a Federal Responsibility' 4.33 42
Youngkin Claims McAuliffe Is Bringing In Big Names To 'Take the Spotlight Off of His Failed Record' -3 41
Biden Lashes Out at Reporter When Pressed on Why He Is 'Confident' Putin Will Change His Behavior 1.33 46.33
Former Trump Admin Official Calls Helsinki Press Conference 'Humiliating for the Country' -6.67 43.33

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