Raw Story Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Raw Story in the Skews Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis 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: 32.41

Bias: -17.04

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
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
'Do you want to start a fight with Steve Bannon?' Facebook accused of exempting Breitbart from ban on false reports -4.33 42
‘Friday just got better’: Looming Trump Organization indictment sparks celebration -22.67 30.67
Supreme Court upholds Obamacare for the third time as justices slap down red-state lawsuit -6.67 44.67
'Just stop -- it's over': GOP brutally mocked after losing yet another Obamacare challenge -14.33 34
How Trump kids' futures are in full decline now that he's out of office -21.67 23
Impeachment counsel 'somewhat suspicious' Devin Nunes staffers are implicated in DOJ spying scandal -14.33 34.33
North Carolina GOP scrambled to save Trump from further embarrassment after his coming out speech: report -13 37.33
'Trump was an unabated crime wave': ex-prosecutor lists the atrocities -14 31.67
‘Green light to launch another insurrection’: Americans scorch ‘party of fascism’ GOP for killing Jan. 6 commission -17.33 35.67
Key Trump impeachment witness hits Mike Pompeo with a massive lawsuit over his broken promise 0 43.67
The disturbing truth about the GOP's messy and nonsensical ballot audit in Arizona -24.5 20.5
QAnon congresswoman announces ‘I’ve just filed articles of impeachment’ on Joe Biden – over debunked conspiracy theory -9.33 38.67
QAnon lawmaker leads Tennessee Assembly in a moment of silence to mourn the end of Trump's presidency -2.67 44
'None of it has come true!' Watch disillusioned QAnon follower admit she's starting to lose faith -0.33 43
Trump's staff has lost the will to fight for him as he bitterly whines about being impeached again: report -18.67 26.67
Twitter locks account of congresswoman who live-tweeted about Nancy Pelosi's location during riot -7.33 39.83
America the undead: Trump's mob attacked a democracy already weakened by his war on reality -20.67 28
Rudy Giuliani is ‘leading the legal effort’ to stop vote counting in Pennsylvania: Eric Trump -21.67 37.33
Twitter buries GOP ‘scumbag liar’ Ronna McDaniel for claiming ‘82% of Americans’ make over $400,000/year -23 18
Lindsey Graham references ‘good old days of segregation’ at Amy Coney Barrett hearing -13 28
Ivanka Trump rails against ‘perpetual shutdowns’ in Michigan: ‘We have to know how to live with’ COVID-19 -9 42.67
Trump laughs as Michigan rally chants ‘lock her up’ to governor the right-wing tried to kidnap and kill -11.33 44.33

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