Raw Story Bias and Reliability Overview

Raw Story is a news and opinion website that covers national and international politics. Its mission is to follow underreported news and reject the “traditional media narratives of power and influence.” Founded in Boston in 2004, the website records more than 27 million visits per month. It is now headquartered in Washington, D.C. Ad Fontes Media rates Raw Story in the skews left category of bias and as mixed reliability 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 Raw Story’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 32.11

Bias: -17.60

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
‘Friday just got better’: Looming Trump Organization indictment sparks celebration-22.6730.67
Supreme Court upholds Obamacare for the third time as justices slap down red-state lawsuit-6.6744.67
'Just stop -- it's over': GOP brutally mocked after losing yet another Obamacare challenge-14.3334
How Trump kids' futures are in full decline now that he's out of office-21.6723
Impeachment counsel 'somewhat suspicious' Devin Nunes staffers are implicated in DOJ spying scandal-14.3334.33
North Carolina GOP scrambled to save Trump from further embarrassment after his coming out speech: report-1337.33
'Trump was an unabated crime wave': ex-prosecutor lists the atrocities-1431.67
‘Green light to launch another insurrection’: Americans scorch ‘party of fascism’ GOP for killing Jan. 6 commission-17.3335.67
Key Trump impeachment witness hits Mike Pompeo with a massive lawsuit over his broken promise043.67
The disturbing truth about the GOP's messy and nonsensical ballot audit in Arizona-24.520.5
QAnon congresswoman announces ‘I’ve just filed articles of impeachment’ on Joe Biden – over debunked conspiracy theory-9.3338.67
QAnon lawmaker leads Tennessee Assembly in a moment of silence to mourn the end of Trump's presidency-2.6744
'None of it has come true!' Watch disillusioned QAnon follower admit she's starting to lose faith-0.3343
Trump's staff has lost the will to fight for him as he bitterly whines about being impeached again: report-18.6726.67
Twitter locks account of congresswoman who live-tweeted about Nancy Pelosi's location during riot-7.3339.83
America the undead: Trump's mob attacked a democracy already weakened by his war on reality-20.6728
Bar owner who hosted Donald Trump Jr is now in ICU with COVID — and wants to punch the president-1327.33
‘I’m tired of it’: Furious Fox News’ John Roberts blows up on the White House after contentious press briefing-14.3339.33
White House aide Hope Hicks tests positive for COVID — and had traveled directly with Trump1.3351.67
Hope Hicks’ maskless travel on Air Force One triggers speculation of White House outbreak-13.3343
Trump vows to keep the Navy SEALs from being accepting of women sailors-1137.67
Donald Trump has tested positive for coronavirus — and is at high risk-15.3343.33
‘Oh my god’: Morning Joe and Mika stunned Kayleigh McEnany may have knowingly exposed reporters to COVID-19-16.6721
Here’s why Chris Wallace blew it-2427.2
What happens next? Here are some reasons everything changed when Trump tested positive for coronavirus-15.7526.75