Jezebel Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Jezebel in the Hyper-Partisan Left category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. 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.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 29.06

Bias: -18.89

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
2022 CMAs Red Carpet: Katy Perry Wears Stupid Denim Jumpsuit With Giant Bow, Etc. -15.67 22.67
Trump Calls Brittney Griner 'Spoiled' After Burying His Ex-Wife on His Golf Course to Evade Taxes -21.67 23
Matt Gaetz Speaks On Madison Cawthorn Coke and Orgies Scandal -15.33 26.33
The Russia-Ukraine War Already Has Its Own ‘Imagine’ Video 0 29.67
The Vaccine Rollout Failed Pregnant People -9 44.33
Prince Andrew Has Chosen the Mud in His Response to Virginia Roberts Giuffre -10.33 36
Ohio Republicans Are Attempting to Pass an Even More Extreme Version of the Texas Abortion Ban -15.33 43.67
Here's What's Going on with the Texas Abortion Ban at the Supreme Court Today -16.33 43
Iowa School Board Candidate Wants to Share The Name of Every Kid Who Checks out Pro-LGBTQ Books -14.33 22
Texas Lawmaker Wants to Invalidate Gay Marriages -15.33 33.33
Gun Group Worries That Texas Abortion Bounty System Will Be Used Against Them -12.67 38.33
The Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe for Pregnant People, But Many Are Still Hesitant to Get the Jab -2.67 46.33
On New York's White Democratic Party Chair Comparing a Black Woman to a KKK Leader -23.67 29.33
You Can Now Order Abortion Pills Before You're Pregnant in All 50 States -13.67 35
We Must All Yell At Joe Manchin Until He Cooperates -20.33 26
One Texas Woman Describes Her Abortion Hours Before the State's Six-Week Ban Went Into Effect -11.67 39.33
Biden Extends Eviction Moratorium After Cori Bush, AOC Sit-In -10.33 37.33
Biden May Be Banned From Receiving Communion in Church for Supporting Abortion Rights -22 32.67
Texas Just Passed Its Terrifying, Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill -16.33 30
Ziwe, Do Your Worst -14.67 33
Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty On All Counts in the Murder of George Floyd -12.33 34.67
Vaccine Passports (or Something Like Them) May Be Coming Soon -7.33 37
The Rise and Fall of Joss Whedon, and the Myth of the Hollywood Feminist Hero -11.33 40.33
Donald Trump Jr, the Biggest Blowhard and Fool, Is the Natural Torchbearer of Trumpism -19 32.67
Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kayleigh McEnany Were Trump's Enthusiastic Cleanup Crew -19.67 24

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