MeidasTouch Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates MeidasTouch in the hyper-partisan left category of bias and as mixed reliability in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral 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.

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

Reliability: 26.77

Bias: -21.31

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

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 the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Clinging to the Past at the Expense of Our Future-16.6727.67
Op-Ed: Celebrate Everything We Almost Just Lost-23.3322.67
Donald Trump Will Continue to be Dangerous If Not Convicted-21.6728.33
Media falsely claims WSB has moved on from GameStop to silver043.67
Biden could forgive $200B+ in student loan debt without any cost-9.6744.67
Op-Ed: The Fight Isn’t Over, But Let’s Make Sure We’re Fighting The Right Folks-2329.33
Op-Ed: When It Comes To GOP Terrorism, Impeachment Is A Nice Start-24.3327
Ad Exposes David Perdue's Hidden Megamansion-23.3325.33
Op-Ed: It Won't Always Be Easy, But We've Got To Have Joe's Back-29.6720
Fox News poll admits Trump is one of the worst presidents ever-1534
Op-Ed: What We Know – And What We Don't Know – About 2021-28.6721.33
Op-Ed: A Thank You Note to Joe Biden-27.8319.67
Op-Ed: Let’s Defend Democracy Now & Fight With Each Other Later-2822.11