Meidas Touch Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates MeidasTouch in the Hyper-Partisan Left category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. MeidasTouch is a progressive super PAC and website created in April 2020 with the goals of “protecting American democracy, defeating Trumpism and holding Republicans accountable.” It was founded by three siblings – Ben, Brett and Jordan Meiselas -- while they were in COVID-19 quarantine. The site includes news of business, law, politics, sports, opinion and more. The founders also publish a podcast and a weekly late-night show on YouTube hosted by Heather Gardner as part of Meidas Media Network.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 26.77

Bias: -21.31

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
Clinging to the Past at the Expense of Our Future -16.67 27.67
Op-Ed: Celebrate Everything We Almost Just Lost -23.33 22.67
Donald Trump Will Continue to be Dangerous If Not Convicted -21.67 28.33
Media falsely claims WSB has moved on from GameStop to silver 0 43.67
Data Democratization not Antitrust is Best Answer to Tech Monopoly Power -7 40.33 -7.33 40.67
Biden could forgive $200B+ in student loan debt without any cost -9.67 44.67
Op-Ed: The Fight Isn’t Over, But Let’s Make Sure We’re Fighting The Right Folks -23 29.33
Op-Ed: When It Comes To GOP Terrorism, Impeachment Is A Nice Start -24.33 27 -1.67 43.67
Ad Exposes David Perdue's Hidden Megamansion -23.33 25.33
Op-Ed: It Won't Always Be Easy, But We've Got To Have Joe's Back -29.67 20
Fox News poll admits Trump is one of the worst presidents ever -15 34 -12.67 38.67
Op-Ed: What We Know – And What We Don't Know – About 2021 -28.67 21.33
Op-Ed: A Thank You Note to Joe Biden -27.83 19.67
Op-Ed: Let’s Defend Democracy Now & Fight With Each Other Later -28 22.11

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