Raw Story Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Strong Left

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Raw Story in the Strong Left category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Raw Story is a news and opinion website that covers national and international politics, with a mission to follow underreported news. Founded in 2004 by John Byrne, the website is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 31.06

Bias: -15.98

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
Jack Smith's new filing accuses Trump of lying to the court to delay trial -9.67 36.33
Jim Jordan ally predicts he'll get even fewer votes in second speaker ballot -9.33 37.33
Trump's classified info leak led to disappearance of 2 sources: report -2.33 40.67
Nancy Pelosi delivers devastating response to Jim Jordan’s failed speaker vote -18 26.67
Expert listed by Trump Org as its appraiser tells court he never did the work -8.67 42.33
'Raving like a lunatic': Trump attacks Letitia James in fiery return to New York court -16.67 25.67
GOP considering Jim Jordan as speaker proves 'it can always get worse': Morning Joe -21.67 11.67
Dutch art sleuth recovers six historic paintings 0 42.67
Black man wrongly jailed for 16 years killed by cop in traffic stop: report -1.67 43
MAGA supporter stumped by Daily Show host asking about Trump's mugshot surrender -16 23
Former prosecutor blames Judge Cannon for implosion of Trump aide's hearing -4.67 39
Trump spent $37M of donor money on legal fees – and that could be a big problem: report -6 40.33
Why Trump supporters' brains prevent them from changing their minds: neuroscientist -15.33 30
Trump's Georgia election case will take place in state court after all 0 39
Trump and his sons will plead the Fifth in civil fraud trial: Watergate prosecutor -2 39.33
‘Grave matter’: White supremacist-turned-FBI informant gets suspended sentence on N.Y. weapons charge -4 46
Hawley press aide asks, 'Where's the lie?' about Fox chyron slurring Biden as 'wannabe dictator' -10 28.67
'I'm so angry!' Chris Christie tells furious Donna Brazile to 'calm down' over abortion rights -6.67 35.67
Confused Trump attacks Merrick Garland’s prosecutors that don’t even work for Merrick Garland -7.33 35.67
Community marches for teen shot in the head after ringing the wrong doorbell — and the shooter isn't arrested -9 20.67
'We’re going to live in reality over here': Republicans nix Kevin McCarthy's plan to slash food aid -8 39
Clarence Thomas to formally disclose real estate deal with GOP megadonor 9 years after it happened -7 40
Fox News host Bret Baier floats voting machine conspiracy on election day broadcast -9.33 39.33
CNN’s Jake Tapper stunned by latest Marjorie Taylor Greene meltdown: ‘Her behavior suggests somebody that has real issues’ -12.33 40
Trump attacks 'lowlife' Meghan McCain and brags he gave her father 'the world's longest funeral' -6.67 42

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