NewsBusters Bias and Reliability

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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic

Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates NewsBusters in the Hyper-Partisan Right category of bias and as Unreliable, Problematic in terms of reliability. NewsBusters

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 22.97

Bias: 21.59

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
Noah Tees Up Obama to Blame Fox for State of Political Discourse 17 27.67
Nutty Magazine Urging to ‘Nationalize U.S. Fossil Fuel Industry’ to Fight Climate Change 20 20.33
Pinterest Puts Free Speech on Ice: Announces Ban on So-Called Climate ‘Misinformation’ 17 24
America’s Most Notorious Billionaire Leaves His Mark on the World from a $2.3 Billion Education Behemoth to Racial Politics 18.4 30.2
Hey Media, What Happened to Hunter's Laptop Being 'Russian Disinformation?' 12.33 29.33
SPECIAL REPORT: The Stealing of the Presidency, 2020 22.67 11.33
MRC, Allies Warn Governors About Biased NewsGuard’s Pact with Teachers Union 19.67 28.67
‘Misinformation’ Means Whatever the Media Don’t Like, Want Censored 13 25.67
STUDY: CensorTrack Documents Over 800 Cases of Big Tech Censoring COVID-19 Debate 24.33 15.67
WORST Censorship in August: 5 Ways Big Tech Silenced Online Discussion 17 27.67
FOWL PLAY! Twitter Introduces New Censorship Program, Birdwatch 17.33 27.67
Oops: Media Darling Tony Fauci Debunks Massive CNN Story on COVID Vaccines 10.33 37.67
Whiny Politico Bigots Pen Letter Decrying Shapiro Getting Published 15.67 32
Censorship Insanity: Twitter Goes After Trump and Campaign 194 Times 18 29.86
PEOPLE Magazine Gushes Over Biden-Harris with Eight-Page 'Time to Unite' Cover Story 21.67 31.33
Daily Beast: Dems Knew Hunter Biden Drew HUGE Social-Media Buzz, But MSM Spiked 19.14 30.57
Meltdown! NY Times Columnists Suffer Psychotic Break as Election Day Arrives 20.33 24
50 Cent Recants Trump Support After Chelsea Handler Offers Him Sex 30.33 26
EPIC: Ted Cruz DEMOLISHES CNN’s Fredo Cuomo in 20-Minute Brawl 24.17 24.5
Facebook Labels Trump Post on Verifying Votes Are Counted 20.33 32.67
Watchdog Files Complaint Against Leftist News Sites for Dem Ties 15 33.67
Whiny Crybabies: CNNers Fume Over Fox's Wallace Moderating Presidential Debate 25.4 26.8
Joy Reid Refuses to Apologize for Muslims Comment, Instead Decries Right as Bastion of Terror 13.83 25.17
Fantasy Land: CNN Panel Believes Bipartisan Biden Will Appeal to Republicans, Return Country to 'Normal' 25 26
‘Extremely Proud’; MSNBC SWOONS Over DNC Projecting ‘Vision’ of American ‘Potential’ 11.17 30.33

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