Patch Bias and Reliability Overview

Patch is an information platform that operates hundreds of news websites in all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. Community members are allowed to post articles directly to the site. Content focuses on human interest stories and local news. Patch is owned by Hale Global and headquartered in New York City. The website records more than 19.5 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Patch in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral 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.

The following are Patch’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 48.29

Bias: -5.08

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

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 the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Capitol Riot Probe Blocked Despite Fallen NJ Cop Family's Pleas-445.67
Ex-Drug Dealer Sworn In By Judge Who Gave Him Second Chance-145.67
Cops Mistook Toddler's Ashes For Drugs: Illinois Lawsuit-147
Fitzpatrick Votes In Favor Of Jan. 6 Commission045
Nowhere Else To Go: Grandmother, Millions Of Others Face Eviction046.67
Amtrak To Furlough 2,000 Employees By Month's End: Report051.75
Taylor Swift Can't Shake Off This Lawsuit048.33
Labor Day Weekend A 'Critical Point' In Pandemic: Fauci-3.6748
'I've Been Praying For This City,' Kenosha Biden Attendee Says-8.6743.67
'Words Matter': Details From Joe Biden's Private Kenosha Talk-13.3351.67
Georgia Tops Lists Of Coronavirus High-Risk States052.67
Bill Clinton, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Top Tuesday DNC Speakers052.25
PA Leaders Blast Changes At USPS, File Lawsuit Ahead Of Election-4.3345.33
CA's Extreme Weather, Fires Prompt Official Statewide Emergency049.5
Postmaster Backs Down As Trump Continues Claims Of Voter Fraud-0.6751.67
Pritzker Places Restrictions On Youth Sports, IHSA Responds-153
Woman Who Claimed Police Harassment On Instagram Video Arrested1.6743
'Big Tent Revival' Attendees Defy City's Mask Mandate​-7.3345.67
Florida's Daily Coronavirus Death Record Shattered Again-250.67
Former Presidential Candidate Among 150,000+ Coronavirus Deaths-7.3348.67