Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 37.36

Bias: -11.28

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
Cruz adds to chorus of GOP voices calling for delay in Senate leadership vote 2 45
Pelosi jokes about Sen. 'Don' Johnson -3 46
Police chiefs routinely turn blind eye to illegal fox-hunting as hunts go unchecked, report claims -4 39.25
Joe Biden makes history with total votes received, beating Barack Obama's record -1.67 43.67
Rep. Lee Zeldin: Kick out Iran’s diplomats for election interference 1 49
Women’s March in D.C. draws thousands in protest of Supreme Court nominee, Trump -8.67 45.67
Whitmer: Trump inciting 'domestic terrorism' -5.67 46.67
Obama blasts ‘crazy’ Trump’s COVID-19 ‘screw up’ in blistering first stump speech for Biden -11 36
From N.W.A. to MAGA: Ice Cube takes some heat for working with the Trump administration -3.67 43.33
Perdue's rival raises nearly $2M after senator mispronounces Kamala Harris's name -4 40.67
50 Cent endorses Trump after seeing Joe Biden’s tax plan 1 29
Trump mocks virus as he launches potential superspreader sprint to win reelection -15.67 38.33
North Korea’s ‘monster’ missile sends menacing message to next U.S. president -5.67 46.67
Federal judge strikes down Trump plan to slash food stamps for 700,000 unemployed Americans -7.33 46.67
Chelsea Handler explains shaming of Trump-backer 50 Cent: 'I had to remind him that he was a Black person' 5.5 41
New polls feed GOP fears of Biden rout over Trump -2.33 46.33
Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Pays Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg With New Song ‘Your Honor’ -6.33 43
Deadly water microbe warning after Texas boy dies 0 54
Your first look at Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on 'SNL' has arrived 0 33.67
Trump told a fundraising dinner that the 'end of the pandemic is in sight' only hours before testing positive for COVID-19 -7 46.33
Russia and 2 of the US's closest allies are picking sides as an old border dispute turns into a real war 0 47.67
UK PM Johnson's battle with COVID-19 may be a warning for Trump -1.67 48
Fact check: Republicans, not Democrats, eliminated the Senate filibuster on Supreme Court nominees -4.67 43.67
Diversity emerges as key challenge for coronavirus drug trials -3.33 48
Commentary: Mail-in ballots make voter fraud easy. I know because I did it 7 32.67

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