Orange County Register Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Fact Reporting

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 48.02

Bias: -1.33

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
Tito Ortiz resigns from the Huntington Beach council after a rocky 6-month tenure 1.33 45
Man convicted of torturing, strangling Irvine teen dies on death row 0 49.33
New state guidelines keep high school sports on hold until Jan. 25, establish tier system for return 0 48.33
Huntington Beach Union teachers working remotely asked to return to classrooms -1.67 45.67
Columnist: Disneyland fans should thank laid-off workers 0 34.33
CSUF professor: Listening with compassion can help bridge the divide post-election – Orange County Register 0 42
First California amusement park sets reopening date under state guidelines 0 49.67
OC District Attorney investigating potential Election Day ballot harvesting operation 2.67 47.33
‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ reveal new housewife, October season premiere date 0 40.5
1 dead, 1 arrested following disturbance at Huntington Beach apartment 0 51
Newport Beach pays $360,000 settlement over a $16 cab ride that went awry -1.25 46.75
Water polo player alleges University High turned ‘blind eye’ to complaints about coach 0 49.25
Village equestrians expected to say goodbye to beloved horses, but not this way -1 52
Orange County proposes $7.5 billion, largely status quo budget -0.33 48.67
Orange County records first death of a child from COVID-19 0 53.33
Socially distanced in vehicles, 290 new U.S. citizens naturalized in Santa Ana 0.67 55
Anaheim police release video of BLM protester bumped by police car -1.67 52.33
Coronavirus: Researchers identify six different ‘types’ of COVID-19 -0.67 53
Orange County Republicans hold in-person fundraisers even as coronavirus spreads -6.67 45
OC Board of Education to sue Newsom as it seeks the full reopening of schools -2 52

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