Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates PoliticusUSA in the Skews Left category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. PoliticusUSA is an independent website offering news and commentary from a liberal perspective. Founded in 2008 by Jason Easley, who serves as managing editor, the site is based in Philadelphia but covers D.C. political news. The company states that it is not affiliated with a particular party and is corporate-free. The site records approximately 2.9 million visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 31.52

Bias: -15.97

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
Enjoy it While it Lasts: Jen Psaki Says She Will Step Down in 2021 After Serving Around One Year-839
Senate Democrats Make First Move To Block DeJoy From Gutting USPS-9.3342.33
Matt Gaetz Is Going Down As Reports Surface Of Potential Multiple Women Sex Trafficked-635.67
Trump Humiliates Himself By Desperately Trying To Boost The Crowd Size For His Farewell Ceremony-14.6729.67
Trump’s Approval Rating Tanks To New Low As His Failed Presidency Crawls To The Finish Line-1629.33
The Wyoming Republican Party Has Voted to Censure Liz Cheney Over Her Impeachment Vote-6.6746
Josh Hawley Follows Up Attempted Coup By Blocking Biden’s Homeland Security Nominee-13.3329.33
On Trump’s Last Day, Richard Burr Announces That He’s No Longer Under Investigation by the DOJ-9.3333.33
Presidential Historian Calls Trump’s Presidency A ‘Near-Death Experience’ For American Democracy-13.6732.67
Scottish Leader Tells Trump To Stay Out Of Scotland-15.6733
Mike Pence To Ignore Trump And Follow The Constitution To Certify Biden’s Win-12.6737.33
Lt. Gov. Suggests Trump Committed Election Fraud In Pennsylvania-4.3338.33
Trump, Somehow Still Convinced He Could Win Georgia, Demands Its Governor Call a Special Session-642.67
A New Fox Poll Shows That Trump Voters Are Less Likely to Vote in Future Elections-7.3335.33
CNN’s Berman: It’s a Good Day to Be a “Corrupt Republican Congressman”-13.6731.67
NY Times Maggie Haberman Has a Theory as To Why Trump Won’t Get Vaccinated on TV-1231.33
Jared Kushner And Trump Basically Stole $617 Million Of Trump Campaign Funds-1926
Army Rejects Mike Flynn’s Call For Trump To Declare Martial Law And Overturn The Election-23.3330
Donald Trump Won’t Go Silently From The White House, But Go He Will-23.6729
Pelosi Calls Trump’s Bluff And Says The House Is Ready To Increase Stimulus Checks To $2,000-8.3340
Mike Pence Accidentally Tells The Truth And Admits Democrats Are Fighting To Help The Poor-1635
Trump May Be Illegally Destroying The Evidence By Not Keeping Presidential Records-22.3326.67
Barr Defies Trump And Says No To Special Counsel To Investigate Hunter Biden-15.3329.67
Joe Biden Does Everything Trump Won’t During On Camera COVID Vaccination-1728.33
Chris Christie: Donald Trump is Hurting Himself and Hurting the Country-13.6729.33