Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic

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Ad Fontes Media rates RedState in the Hyper-Partisan Right category of bias and as Unreliable, Problematic in terms of reliability. RedState is a conservative blog and website launched in 2004 by three bloggers, Joshua Treviño, Ben Domenech and Mike Krempasky. It is owned by the Salem Media Group, which also owns conservative websites Twitchy, Townhall and PJ Media.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 22.08

Bias: 22.79

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
The NFL Reluctantly Bends the Knee to COVID Sanity17.3318
State Department Issues First Passport With Ridiculous Gender Identity Option15.3330.33
LEGO Eliminates 'Boys' and 'Girls' Labels, Cancels Sexist Shopping Just in Time for Christmas – RedState17.525
With Hurricane Ida, New Orleans and Louisiana Seem to Have Learned Nothing in 16 Years13.6729.67
Bad Signs at the US Embassy in Kabul That Show They're in Deep Trouble19.6718.67
With Biden's 'Doses to Doors' Vaccine Push and Intrusive Text Messages, We Have Officially Entered "The Twilight Zone"2318.6
The Press Are Melting Down Over Their Treatment at the Biden-Putin Summit20.6723
Biden Just Made a Huge Mistake With Putin and Handlers Race to Clean up the Mess Again1826
Results of Georgia Special Elections Have Democrats on Edge15.3327.67
Tucker Carlson Raises a Very Serious Alarm Bell About Ashli Babbitt's Murder and the Enemy Within21.6722
Joe Biden's Most Terrifying Move Is One No One Is Talking About21.3323.33
Outrage Erupts at Google After a Transgender Employee Is Forced to Wear a Badge Sporting Their 'Dead Name'13.6733.33
Lisa Murkowski Gets Served a Great, Big Helping of 'Unity' From Joe Biden22.3326.33
Kamala Harris Lets the World Know She Is Not Responsible for Managing the Border Crisis No Matter What Joe Biden Says22.3321.33
BREAKING: Wuhan Lab Funder Daszak Emailed Fauci, Thanking Him for Dismissing Lab Leak Theory17.6727.67
Texas "Heartbeat Bill" Is Another Brick to Strengthen the Wall for Pre-born Life13.6731
For a Country Without Gas Shortages, There Certainly Are a Lot of Gas Shortages16.6721
Pro-GOP Group's New Ads Target Vulnerable Democrats Following Passage of 'Pelosi Payoff' Bill, It's GAME ON2719.67
Given U.S. Unemployment Situation, $15 Federal Minimum Wage Is Foolish10.3335
Hollywood Plans a Five-Day, Sham 'Unity' Event for Biden-Harris Inauguration, and It Starts Saturday20.3332.33
The Left Is Now Targeting Clarence Thomas for Destruction18.3326.67
The Left Is Radicalizing the Right More Than Anyone Else1833.67
WATCH: Protesters Breach the Capitol Building, Make It Into Senate Chamber and Nancy Pelosi's Office2712
BREAKING: DC Legal Circles Rumor Says Member of Mueller’s Prosecution Team Has “Flipped” for Durham15.3328.33
Pigs Are Flying: CNN Actually Commits Journalism, Busts Andrew Cuomo for Lying About the Virus14.6744.33