Jezebel Bias and Reliability Overview

Jezebel is a blog designed to appeal to women, with a tagline describing itself as “a supposedly feminist website.” Owned by G/O Media, the site was launched in 2007 as part of Gawker. It features news on politics, culture, books and history. The website records approximately 5.5 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Jezebel in the hyper-partisan left 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 Jezebel’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 28.90

Bias: -19.48

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
One Texas Woman Describes Her Abortion Hours Before the State's Six-Week Ban Went Into Effect-11.6739.33
Biden Extends Eviction Moratorium After Cori Bush, AOC Sit-In-10.3337.33
Texas Just Passed Its Terrifying, Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill-16.3330
Ziwe, Do Your Worst-14.6733
Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty On All Counts in the Murder of George Floyd-12.3334.67
Vaccine Passports (or Something Like Them) May Be Coming Soon-7.3337
The Rise and Fall of Joss Whedon, and the Myth of the Hollywood Feminist Hero-11.3340.33
Donald Trump Jr, the Biggest Blowhard and Fool, Is the Natural Torchbearer of Trumpism-1932.67
Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kayleigh McEnany Were Trump's Enthusiastic Cleanup Crew-19.6724
Goodbye to Seema Verma, the Trump Appointee Who Desperately Tried to Anoint Herself a Girlboss-17.6727.33
Bill Clinton Wears His Mask Like Every Man in a Suburban Grocery Store-12.6731.33
Goodbye Kelly Loeffler, the Worst Woman in the World-24.7522.25
Melania's Statement On the Capitol Siege Is, Predictably, Full Of Shit-2127.67
Anti-Abortion Activist Abby Johnson Had Quite the Adventure at the Capitol Riot-14.3335
Please Shut Up About 'Healing' and 'Unity'-18.6735.67
DHS Agents Were Just Chilling During the Capitol Riot Because No One Asked Them for Help-20.3328.33
Trump Supporters Planning 'Armed Protests' Across the Country Next Week-10.3337
Politicians Like Andrew Yang Need to Do More Than Just Horrifiedly 'Imagine' the Childcare Crisis-26.6730
Who Even Goes Here Still-20.3333
Black Women and Latinas Continue to Bear the Brunt of the Post-Covid Economic Downturn-1036.67
West Virginia Politician Who Livestreamed Himself Storming the Capitol Is a Notorious Anti-Abortion Radical [UPDATED]-1434.33
Georgia Republicans Vow That No More Fair Elections Will Take Place on Their Watch-27.6722
The Furniture Damaged in the Capitol Riot Will Almost Certainly Be Rebuilt By Incarcerated People For Pennies-1041.67
Tulsi Gabbard's Back, This Time With Some Transphobia-20.2523.25
Rep. Pramila Jayapal Knows How to Stop Trumpism-17.3339.67