National Review Bias and Reliability Overview

National Review is a biweekly conservative opinion magazine founded in 1955 by author William Buckley Jr. The website publishes commentary, blogs, podcasts, slideshows and videos, and in 2020 added a section on business and economics. The print magazine circulates to approximately 90,000 readers, and the website records more than 11 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates National Review in the skews right 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 National Review’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 33.16

Bias: 14.27

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
D.C. Police Chief Unloads On Lax Court System832.33
Fighting CRT in the Schools Requires Lawmakers1629
Kodak Apologizes to China for Speaking Truth1234.67
Nord Stream 2 Pipeline: U.S., Germany Deal Gift to Vladimir Putin12.3335.33
Meritocracy Makes Us Miserable: Our Compulsive Habit of Comparison1130.33
Record Fentanyl Seizures by Border Patrol in June8.3341.67
Coronavirus Lab Leak Theory: Senior Biden Officials Say Plausible541.33
Estate Tax: Second 'Death Tax’ Proposal Would Be Catastrophic6.3335
Cleveland Indians, Goodbye: Why Is Naming Sports Teams after Europeans Any Better?6.3332.67
Gretchen Whitmer Kidnap Case: Was Entrapment Involved?6.3337.33
Surgeon General Urges Social Media Confront COVID Misinformation046
College Republicans Poised for Splinter after ‘Stolen’ Election042.33
Hunter Biden’s Prosecutor Delayed Escalating Probe amid Presidential Race12.3332.33
Protests Erupt at Wi Spa in Los Angeles over Transgender Access Policy044.67
First Amendment and Religious Liberty: Law Used as Transformational Weapon16.3327.33
Critical Race Theory: NEA Gaslights Parents18.6724
Ohio Primary: J.D. Vance Launches Senate Bid4.3340.67
Lindsey Graham Is an Idiot1328.67
Unemployment & Labor Markets: Natural Experiment Underway8.3336.33
Legal Case against Big Tech737.67
Joe Biden and Janet Yellen Have No Authority Over Federal Tax Rates1033.67
Kamala Harris: Incompetence and Falsity13.3328.33
Bill Barr: Not a Hatchet Man1432.67
Georgia Election-Integrity Reforms: DOJ Lawsuit Makes Election Lies Federal-Government Policy1231
Federal Law-Enforcement Officers: Hold Accountable for Violating Rights-437.33