The Bulwark Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates The Bulwark in the Middle category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. The Bulwark is a news and opinion website created in 2018 by conservative commentators Sarah Longwell, Charlie Sykes and Bill Kristol. The Bulwark is owned by Center Enterprises, Inc., which operates under the trade name Bulwark Media.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 34.42

Bias: -3.20

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
Emmett Till’s Murder: The Importance of Seeing and Remembering -8.33 37.67
Jim Jordan Takes His Clown Show on the Road -9.33 33.67
Biden in Ireland: Ancestry and Empathy -3.67 35
Germany Is Still Adjusting to the New European Reality 7.33 37
Helping Ukraine Can Deter China -0.33 39
Was It Really All Just Trump’s Fault? 8.67 37.33
Trump’s Investigation Miscalculation -8 29.33
The Distinct Shame of Senate Republicans -11.33 32.33
The John Fetterman - Mandela Barnes 2022 Experiments -8 34.67
What Do We Know About the Ukrainians Being Forcibly Deported to Russia? -0.67 49.33
How Biden Can Flip the Script on Immigration -7.5 34.17
Ted Cruz and the Politics of Groveling -0.67 32.67
Why DeSantis Will Blink 5 33
Trump's Electoral Forgery/Fraud 6 36.67
Trump Previews the GOP’s Future -9 22.33
The Doom Loop Of "Relevance" 2.67 31.67
Dispatch from the Republican Meme Wars -0.67 36
Why Is the Virginia Governor’s Race So Close? -3 38.67
A Decade After Borders Shut Down, Here’s What’s in Its Former Locations 0 39.67
Franklin Graham’s Hangouts with Sanctioned Putin Pal -10.33 35.33
The Apocalypse Never Dies, It Just Gets Weirder -2 34.67
How Progressives (Inadvertently) Undermined a Bipartisan Civics Bill 0 37.67
Is Russia Un-Losing the Cold War? 10 29.33
What Was the Debt-Ceiling Showdown Really All About? 10.67 29.67
Facebook Is Not the Town Square 7.33 31

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