Palmer Report Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic


Ad Fontes Media rates Palmer Report in the Hyper-Partisan Left category of bias and as Unreliable, Problematic in terms of reliability. Palmer Report is a political blog founded by Bill Palmer, the former publisher of the Daily News Bin. The website, begun in 2016 and based in Los Angeles, focuses on political news and analysis.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 17.86

Bias: -25.76

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
Donald Trump has completely berserk meltdown -25 22.67
Karma comes for Kevin McCarthy -26.33 21
This just keeps getting more outrageous -20.33 27.33
Enough with these harmful doomsday narratives about 2024 -20.67 28.67
Donald Trump is making a huge mistake -23.67 19.67
The train is leaving the station -21.67 22
It’s all hitting the fan at once now -22.33 26.67
Former SDNY official Richard Signorelli demands Donald Trump’s criminal prosecution -24.33 24.33
Kevin McCarthy just found a whole new way to humiliate himself -23.33 20
The phony Arizona recount debacle just got even more insane -21.67 22.5
Sean Hannity goes off the deep end after President Biden hits it out of the park -27 19.33
The real reason Trump’s Senate impeachment trial is now starting February 8th – and why it’s a good thing -10 35.25
House Republican Madison Cawthorn flames out -12.67 29.33
Mary Trump drops the hammer -13 30.67
A tale of two 22 year olds -12 32.33
The insanity continues -15.33 32.67
Donald Trump just screwed himself even worse than you think -22.67 17.67
Department of Homeland Security throws Donald Trump under the bus -16 26.15
Donald Trump goes berserk after his tax returns show he’s a criminal and he’s broke -27.07 17.6
The MyPillow guy goes on CNN and gets destroyed by Anderson Cooper -19.5 23.5
Don Winslow just dropped the hammer on Mike Pence -20.75 22.75
Donald Trump is still spiraling after that Michelle Obama throat punch -20.33 29.67
Things just went south in a hurry for the Republican Party -35.33 19
Donald Trump is making a huge mistake -30 18
The walls are caving in on Susan Collins -26 31.67


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