Right Wing Watch Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Left

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Right Wing Watch in the Hyper-Partisan Left category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Right Wing Watch is a website run by the People For the American Way, a nonprofit advocacy group founded by TV producer Norman Lear. The site “serves as an early warning system on dangerous candidates and movements — and an accountability mechanism for 'establishment' players who embrace and enable them.” Founded in 2007, the website is based in Washington, D.C. and often presents video clips of conservative commentators and groups.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 26.97

Bias: -18.29

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
Trump ‘Prayer Warriors’ Ask God To ‘Fight’ Chief Justice John Roberts If He ‘Refuses To Bow To You’ -4.33 43
E.W. Jackson Says Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff Are ‘Demonically Possessed’ -5.33 43
Sidney Powell Tells Religious-Right Activists Trump Can Use Emergency Powers to Postpone Inauguration -6.33 44.67
‘F*** the Blue’: Proud Boys Sour on Police After Clashes at Oregon Protest -8.33 41
Pressuring Pence: Team Trump Demands That VP Lead Congressional Coup to Keep Trump in Power -11 39
The QAnon General: Tracing the Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Michael Flynn -11.33 41.67
Trump Lawyer Cleta Mitchell Signs Letter by Hard-Right Leaders Urging GOP Senators to Contest Swing State Electors -12.33 44
What to Expect From the Trump ​Fans and Bullies Coming to DC This Week -14.67 41.67
Kyle Rittenhouse, Kenosha, and the New Far-Right Battleground -19.67 26.67
Violence, Both Literal and Rhetorical, Marks Right-Wing Convergence on Washington, DC -23.33 22.33
Louie Gohmert Urges Christians to Pray That SCOTUS Will Throw Out the Election and Let the House Decide 8.5 36.17
E.W. Jackson Says Parents Who Bring Kids to Drag Queen Story Hour ‘Need to Have Their Children Taken Away’ -13.67 28
Trump’s Lawyers Claim Proof of Massive Fraud; Prophets Declare ‘Red Sea’ Moment for God to Give Trump Victory -27.33 31.33
Is the QAnon Fantasy Unravelling? -7 40
‘Walk Away’ Speaker Celebrates Proud Boys Violence, Talks of Civil War -20.67 22.67
Rick Wiles Warns Left-Wing Activists to Flee Florida Because ‘We’re Coming After You’ -21.67 23
Rick Wiles Calls on Pennsylvanians to Rise Up and Chase Transgender Health Secretary Out of the State -23.67 13.33
Mario Murillo Says Christians ‘Cannot Accept the Results of This Election’ -19 22.33
True the Vote Files Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania Officials, Offers Cash to ‘Incentivize’ Allegations of Voter Fraud -17.67 30.33
Trump’s Prophets Continue to Insist He Will Get Second Term -20 30
Right Wing Bonus Tracks: A Right and a Duty -18.5 20.3
Josh Bernstein and Bill Deagle Are Ready to Wage Violent Civil War If Trump Loses -8.33 46.67
Steve Bannon Tells Messianic Gun-Toting Conspiracy Theorists That the Left Wants to Steal Pennsylvania From Trump -16 38.33
Josh Bernstein on Rep. Ilhan Omar: ‘This B*tch Should Be Executed’ -30.67 46

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