Law and Crime Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 45.63

Bias: -3.88

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
Laundrie Family Attorney Confirms That Brian Laundrie’s Remains Were Sent to Forensic Anthropologist 0 47.33
Minneapolis Cop Charged with Manslaughter for Killing Uncle of Teen Who Recorded George Floyd’s Murder -3.67 43.67
Roe v. Wade Hangs in the Balance as SCOTUS Fast-Tracks Texas Abortion Ban Cases, Refuses to Pause S.B. 8 -8.67 40
DA Says Bystander Recordings of Rape on Philadelphia Train Didn’t Happen: ‘Simply Not True’ -1 49
Lawsuit Claims Racism, Negligence at Lehigh 911 Call Center -2.33 48.67
Pro-Trump Arizona ‘Forensic Audit’ Draft Results Confirm President Biden’s Win — by a Wider Margin Than Official Results -9 42
Derek Chauvin's Mother Presses His Innocence at Sentencing 0 44.67
Justices Kavanaugh, Barrett and Thomas Team Up with Breyer and Chief Justice Roberts to Save Obamacare 0 44.67
Law Firm Dumps Mike Lindell as Client, Severs Ties with Attorney Less Than One Day After Lawsuit Against Dominion, Smartmatic -4 44.33
‘Kraken’ Attorney Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against MLB for Moving All-Star Game, Claims League Is ‘State Actor’ That Deprived Georgians of Civil Rights -2.67 46.67
Former FBI Agent Conned Woman Through 'Secret Probation' Scam: Feds 0 45.33
Employees Sue Hospital over Vaccine Mandate by Claiming They’re ‘Human Guinea Pigs’ in an ‘Experimental Vaccine Trial’ -3 46
Sheriff Slams ‘Cowards’ Accused of Leaving Missouri Teen to Die of a Drug Overdose in Wooded Area on Side of a Highway 0 45
Sotomayor Dissents in Death Penalty Case, Calls Out Kavanaugh and Conservative Justices for Turning ‘This Court’s Words’ into an ‘Empty Gesture’ -2 46
In $1.8 Million Lawsuit, Key Impeachment Witness Claims Mike Pompeo Reneged on Legal Fee Agreement Once He Told the Truth About Trump ‘Quid Pro Quo’ -1.67 45.67
Josh Duggar Ordered Released from Jail After Feds Allege Reality TV Star Had 65 Child Porn Images, Video of Kids ‘as Young as Toddlers’ 0 47
3-Month-Old Baby Shot Dead After as Many as 50 Police Cars Chased Double-Murder Suspect Father Across State Lines 0 47.33
Sidney Powell's Kraken Suit Was a 'Mish-Mash Mess': Gov. Tony Evers -4.67 40.67
Federal Judge Overturns CDC’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium as an Unconstitutional Power Grab -3.67 46.33
Josh Duggar, Charged with Child Pornography Offenses, Asks Judge to Release Him to His Wife and Six Children 0 46.67
Derek Chauvin’s Attorney Demands New Trial, Arguing Jury ‘Felt Race-Based Pressure’ to Convict -2 49.33
‘Cohen Redux’: Federal Prosecutors Request Special Master, Setting the Stage for Fight with Rudy Giuliani Over Attorney-Client Privilege -8 43.33
Bruce Pofahl Killed Ian Simpson and Jacob Bartle, Injured Daniel Mulligan: Deputies 0 48.67
Judge Adjourns Ghislaine Maxwell’s Trial Until the Fall Because of New Sex Trafficking Indictment 0 46
Video Shows Arkansas Judge Throwing Down Cane in Angry Dispute with Former Politician Over Parking Spot 0 43.67

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