Bias: Middle

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues

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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 after The Weekly Standard political magazine ceased publishing. It was founded by conservative commentators Charlie Sykes and Bill Kristol. The staff is made up of several editors and reporters from The Weekly Standard. The Bulwark is a project of the non-profit organization, Republic Affairs.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 34.03

Bias: -5.16

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.

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Franklin Graham’s Hangouts with Sanctioned Putin Pal-10.3335.33
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How Progressives (Inadvertently) Undermined a Bipartisan Civics Bill037.67
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What Was the Debt-Ceiling Showdown Really All About?10.6729.67
Facebook Is Not the Town Square7.3331
Putin Is Quarantining. What Would Happen If He Died?131.33
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It Didn’t Have to Be This Way8.6735.67
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The Party of Violence-10.6731.67
The Birth of the Biden Doctrine?433.33
An Open Letter to Tucker Carlson from a Hungarian Conservative5.6732.67
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Something to Write Home About-3.536.75