Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Judicial Watch in the Hyper-Partisan Right category of bias and as Unreliable, Problematic in terms of reliability. Judicial Watch is a conservative educational foundation with the motto, “Because no one is above the law.” The website features articles about its investigations into alleged misconduct by government officials and litigation to uncover instances of corruption. Judicial Watch was founded in 1994 and is based in Washington, D.C. The president is Tom Fitton.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 23.64

Bias: 23.27

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 URLBiasReliability
CA Officials Request Big Tech Censorship16.3321.33
Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against Secret Service for Records of Biden White House Dogs after Biting Incidents2.3340.33
States Say ICE Stops Issuing Detainers for Illegal Immigrant Convicts, Revokes Them for Dozens16.6736
Biden-Harris Administration to Ramp Up Experiments Using Aborted Baby Body Parts23.6712.33
Adam Schiff’s Secret Subpoenas16.6732
The Billion Dollar California-China Mask Deal13.6723
BLM “Racial Justice” Riots Result in Record Number of Domestic Terrorism Cases13.3342.67
Biden Scandal Update18.3330.67
Federal Court Hearing Today in Judicial Watch Lawsuit for Andrew McCabe Emails and Text Messages24.3326.33
Judicial Watch: Pennsylvania Counties Admit They Gave Incorrect Voter Roll Information to Federal Government – Disclose Conflicting Numbers of Inactive Voters to Court1534.71
Trump on the Front Lines: Big Bet on Virus Drug Gets Personal23.8322.17
UN’s U.S.-Funded Global COVID-19 Response Promotes Abortion, Sexual Health Services25.3326.33
Judicial Watch and Election Integrity Project California Both Work to Restore Voter Confidence Nationwide19.6734
Judicial Watch Sues to Stop California Governor Newsom’s “Vote by Mail” Mandate20.526.17
New #ObamaGate Revelations That Implicate Obama, Biden2516.67
Celebrating Ramadan U.S. Gives Terrorist Nation $22 Million to Fight COVID-1924.1721.5
Federal Court Orders Hearing on Judicial Watch Request for Temporary Restraining Order to Prevent Montgomery County, MD from Providing Cash Benefit Payments to Illegal Aliens17.6735.5
Judicial Watch Asks California Court of Appeal to Command Lower Court to Issue Temporary Restraining Order Halting Governor from Paying $75 Million In Cash Benefits to Illegal Aliens15.3336.67
CA & MD Cash Payments to Illegals, Ramadan Money & #ObamaGate24.8322
The Exoneration of General Flynn3423
Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit and Asks for Temporary Restraining Order to Stop Maryland County’s Plan to Provide $5 Million to Illegal Aliens29.3344
Judicial Watch Seeks Fauci-WHO Communications25.3328.67
Hillary Clinton Resists Court Order to Produce After Action Memo on Search and Review Process that Lead to Deletion of Her Emails; Judicial Watch Files Motion to Compel3034.5