The Dispatch Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates The Dispatch in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral 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.

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

Reliability: 42.64

Bias: 5.01

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

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 the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
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
Debunking the Conspiracy Theories Claiming That Antifa Led the Attack on the Capitol1.3346
The Consequences of Lying to People0.3341.33
Giuliani to Senator: ‘Try to Just Slow it Down’055.67
Impeach Donald Trump, Remove Him, and Bar Him From Holding Office Ever Again3.8337.83
Why Is It Taking So Long to Administer COVID Vaccinations?046
A Non-Populist Case for Brexit14.3340.33
The Mad Rush To Be on the Stupid Side of History2.3331.67
Why Are Conservative Populists Pushing $2,000 Checks as ‘Pro-Worker’?17.6741
How a Fictional Soccer Coach Showed What the World Should Be532.67
Fact Check: Explaining the Claims Made by ‘Whistleblower’ Jesse Morgan-143
Did Democrats Object the Last Three Times a Republican Won the White House?-6.3339.33