Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Ad Fontes Media rates The Dispatch in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. The Dispatch is a digital media company that presents news and commentary on politics, policy and culture “informed by conservative principles.” Launched in October 2019, the online magazine relies on subscriptions and accepts no advertising. It records approximately 1 million visits per month. In addition to the website, The Dispatch presents information via newsletters and podcasts.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 41.34

Bias: 4.95

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 Case for Prosecuting Donald Trump Just Got Much Stronger-437.67
The God Gap Helps Explain a 'Seismic Shift' in American Politics-238.33
Inconvenient Truths027.67
Fact Checking the State of the Union4.6742.33
Stirewaltisms: It’s Time for an Age Limit for Federal Office032
Welcome to the New Cold War8.3337.33
Putin Should Be Careful What He Wishes For1.6732.67
The Sweep: Explaining the Biden Slump038
A Bipartisan Push for War Powers Reform042.67
The Great Disappearing Worker2.3337.33
It’s Decision Time on Iran11.6735.67
A Third Party Could Cure What Ails the GOP2.6737.33
The Fight Over Critical Race Theory Is Only a Short-Term Gift to the GOP2.6735
Elizabeth Warren: Senator From Massachusetts—or the Roman Empire?1031.33
‘They Aren’t Who You Think They Are’1.6744.33
Is It Time for the Republican Party to Split Apart?3.3349.33
The Dangers of the Derp State338.33
Rush Limbaugh and the Right’s Generational Despair438
We Knew335
Has Donald Trump Invoked the Insurrection Act?1.6747.33
How Impeachment Could Hinder Biden’s Agenda148.67
Why Parler's Lawsuit Is Bound to Fail1.3344
Grievance Politics Is a Dead-End Road9.3335.67
Biden Proposal Hijacks Recession for Liberal Wishlist11.3336.67
The Morning Dispatch: Aftermath-0.3348.67