MEDIAite Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates MEDIAite in the Skews Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. MEDIAite is a news and opinion website that focuses on politics and the media. It is also known for publishing a yearly list of the Most Influential in News Media personalities each December. The site was launched in 2009 and is part of the Adrams Media Network, based in New York City. The website records more than 14 million visits per month. MEDIAite also publishes a newsletter and a podcast.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 39.97

Bias: -10.59

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
White House Rips Politico Claim of Black Staff 'Exodus' -5.67 39.33
Christine Brennan Rips NFL Over New Testing Rules on CNN -7.67 33
WATCH: Area Man’s Near-Execution By Co-Worker’s Followers Makes For Awkward Phone Conversations -12.67 27.33
Chris Wallace Defends Fauci From ‘Highly Political’ Attacks: His Lab Leak Emails Contain ‘No Smoking Gun’ -0.33 45
Trump Fan Charged with Murdering His Wife — And Using Her Ballot to Cast Extra Vote For Trump -11.33 28
Twitter Erupts With Jokes After Trump Launches New Social ‘Platform’: Congrats on ‘Inventing a Blog’ -6.67 39
Kevin McCarthy Caught on Fox News Hot Mic Bashing Liz Cheney 0 44.33
MSNBC Needs to Part Ways With the Lincoln Project 1 34.67
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Reportedly Announcing On Monday She’s Running for Governor of Arkansas -1.33 43.33
Jim Acosta: After Inauguration, Trump Just Another 'Crackpot' -8 37.33
Tucker Carlson Issues Apology for Dead Georgia Voter Claim -7.33 45.33
MSNBC Reporter Alarmed as Million MAGA Marchers Shout Down Her Live Shot: ‘They’re Following Us and Chasing Us!’ -9 44
Chuck Todd Blasts Trump's Attacks on Election -13 39.67
Jake Tapper Torches Trump Campaign's 'Fact-Free' Legal Fight -19.67 33
Lou Dobbs Goes Full Conspiracist, Angrily Demands GOP Refuse to Accept Election Results That Deny Trump ‘What Is Rightfully His’ -16.67 39
Justice Alito’s Federalist Society Speech Was the Judicial Equivalent of a Trump Rally -14 34.33
Build Back … Batter? K-Pop Fans Ruin Million MAGA March Hashtag with Pancakes -16 37.67
Trump Cites Debunked Conspiracy that Dominion Changed Votes -14.15 37.92
Trump Campaign Requesting Recount in Wisconsin -1 50
Nate Silver: Florida Win 'First Step Toward a Trump Upset' -2 42.33
Bob Bauer Falsely Claims 'We've Won the Election' 6 43.33
Trump Campaign and Family Declares Victory in Pennsylvania Before State Called and Votes Counted -1 47.67
Trump Administration Reportedly Had to Exclude a Bunch of Anti-Trump Celebs From $250 Million Coronavirus Ad Campaign -6.67 47
Maria Bartiromo Pushes Debunked Election Conspiracy Theories -10.33 53
Madison Cawthorn on Projected House Win: 'Cry More, Lib' -10.25 43

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