Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates OAN Network in the Skews Right category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. OAN Network (One America News Network) is an independent media company owned by Herring Networks Inc. Its platform focuses on conservative news and opinion. Established in 2004, its primary production operations are in California and Washington, D.C.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 25.32

Bias: 16.51

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 URLBiasReliability
Ben Carson: Leftist schools harming young Americans18.3320.67
Sen. Scott says Americans deserve better11.6731
Kristin Crowley nominated as first female to lead the Los Angeles Fire Dept.042.67
Speculation grows around Abrams’ absence from Biden Ga. speech17.6721.33
Ariz. footage shows suspected violations by poll workers20.339
GOP senators grill Fauci over COVID response at Senate committee hearing1824.67
Renowned virologist reacts to Project Veritas’ ‘Expose Fauci’18.6712
Gov. DeSantis touts Fla. as a free state14.3335
FBI releases new data which shows rise in hate crimes047.33
Fmr. DOD official slams Biden on short-sighted approach to China1136.67
Gov. DeSantis offers $5K in bonuses for law enforcement to relocate to Fla. amid COVID-19 vaccination mandates9.3341.67
New COVID variant may be resistant to the vaccine17.6719.33
Facebook invests billions in metaverse efforts as ad business slows4.6744
Rep. Scalise weighs in on COVID vaccine amid national debate9.3342
House GOP accuse surgeon general of colluding with Big Tech to censor Americans1621.67
Rep. Cawthorn: We want to prosecute Dr. Fauci17.6717.67
Archbishop says Nancy Pelosi isn’t ‘devout’ Catholic because she supports taxpayer-funded abortion14.3329.67
Texas ambulance hijacked with hospital patient and EMT inside045
GOP lawmakers move to block CRT training in military16.6729.67
Donald Trump Jr.: Will those who promoted lab leak theory get accounts back?1433.67
Report: Prosecutor withheld Hunter Biden probe details until after presidential election1634.67
Gwen Berry: Blacks get the worst treatment here5.6739
1 dead, several injured in downtown Portland shooting045
Reps. Gaetz, Greene hold “Free Speech” rally in Riverside, Calif.15.3335.33
U.S., China at odds over South China Sea341.33