Rolling Stone Bias and Reliability

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Bias: Strong Left

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 26.00

Bias: -13.54

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
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Inside Trump’s Plot to Corrupt the 2024 Election With ‘Garbage’ Data -14 43.67
Taylor Swift’s ‘Time’ Cover Is Breaking Far-Right Brains -9.67 32.67
Henry Kissinger, War Criminal Beloved by America’s Ruling Class, Finally Dies -24.33 19.67
He Parties With Neo-Confederates, Trashes MLK, and Leads the ‘Constitutional Sheriffs’ -10.67 39.33
How Ziwe Got Tender on Her Own Terms in Her First Book 0 38
She Invented Being an Influencer — And Was Vilified for It 0 41
He Voted to Ban ‘Abortion Trafficking’ — But Doesn’t ‘Know Why It Was Necessary’ -8.33 45.33
Ruby Franke, Infamous YouTube Mommy Vlogger, Arrested for Aggravated Child Abuse: Report 0 43.67
The Big List of Elon Musk’s Hyperbole, Evasions, and Outright Lies -6.67 28.33
‘Below Deck’ Accused of Covering Up Gary King’s Sexual Misconduct 0 44
‘Ahsoka’ Is Here: How to Watch the New ‘Star Wars’ Series Online 0 40.67
Beyoncé Shouts Out Lizzo at Atlanta Show Amid Dancers’ Lawsuit 0 40.67
Tampa Mayor Went Fishing, Caught 70 Pound Block of Cocaine 0 41.33
Pro-RFK Jr. Super PAC Has Deep Ties to Marjorie Taylor Greene, George Santos 1.33 41.33
Ketanji Brown Jackson Bashes ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Conservatives in Affirmative Action Dissent -7.33 40.33
Jennifer Lawrence, A-List Actors Threaten to Strike in Letter to SAG 0 43.33
Fox News’ Graphic Labels Biden a ‘Wannabe Dictator’ During Trump Speech -14.33 33.33
Trump’s Genius Plan for Fox News to Win Election Lies Lawsuit: Lie More -11 30
Stop Scrolling: Montana Governor Bans TikTok -10 38.67
George Santos Booed During Pathetic Post-Arrest Press Conference -7.67 38
‘Ignore This Ruling’: Pro-Choice Groups and Lawmakers Rally Against Abortion Pill Ban -15.33 39.33