Newsmax Website Bias and Reliability

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Bias: Strong Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Newsmax (website) in the Strong Right category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Newsmax (website) is a conservative news and opinion website founded in 1998. The site is owned by Newsmax Media, which also publishes a magazine and broadcasts a cable news channel.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Newsmax (website) according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 31.96

Bias: 13.85

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
Left Has No Idea What Lawfare Has Unleashed, and Don't Care 20 19
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/jordan-sekulow-donald-trump-hush-money/2024/04/16/id/1161184/ 19.33 11.33
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/joe-biden-donald-trump-briefing/2024/03/07/id/1156411/ -2.67 37.33
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/biden-gaza-humanitarian-aid/2024/03/07/id/1156372/ 0 41
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/uvalde-school-shooting-police-response/2024/03/07/id/1156415/ 0 44.33
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/biden-putin-san-francisco/2024/02/21/id/1154492/ 5.33 36
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/trump-backlash-nato-funding-russia-ukraine/2024/02/14/id/1153663/ 0 43
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/albania-us-blinken-visit/2024/02/15/id/1153666/ 0 43.33
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/queen-camilla-king-charles-iii-cancer/2024/02/15/id/1153668/ 0 41.67
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/china-auto-xinjiang-uyghur-forced-labor/2024/02/01/id/1151807/ -1.67 44.33
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/myanmar-military-takeover-economy-poverty/2024/02/01/id/1151810/ 0 34
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/child-tax-credit-house/2024/01/31/id/1151788/ 0 45
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/investigation-rnc-fec/2024/01/31/id/1151795/ 0 42.33
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/bernie-kerik-washington-d-c-muriel-bowser/2024/01/31/id/1151799/ 10.33 36
Rep. Kustoff to Newsmax: Watching Hamas Video Would Change Minds 3.33 34.33
Supreme Court Declines to Halt First US Nitrogen-Gas Execution in Ala. Case 0 44.33
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/asa-hutchinson-jeff-zientz-2024/2024/01/17/id/1150007/ 1.33 42
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/pakistan-iran-air-force-strikes/2024/01/18/id/1150009/ 0 45
https://www.newsmax.com/murdock/dubai-green-kerry/2023/12/19/id/1146507/ 19.67 22.33
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/bill-johnson-ohio-gop-house-majority/2024/01/02/id/1147992/ 1 43.67
US Intel Confident Militant Groups Used Largest Gaza Hospital in Campaign against Israel: AP Source 0.67 42.33
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/south-korea-opposition-leader-lee-attack-stab-suspect/2024/01/03/id/1148001/ 0 44.67
Japanese Transport Officials and Police Begin On-site Probe after Fatal Crash on Tokyo Runway 0 45.33
New Year's Day Quake in Japan Revives the Trauma of 2011 Triple Disasters Read more: New Year's Day Quake in Japan Revives the Trauma of 2011 Triple Disasters 0 44.67
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/japan-earthquake-tsunami/2024/01/01/id/1147782/ 1.67 41.33