The New American Bias and Reliability Overview

The New American is a magazine and website that presents news for “freedom-loving Americans.” Topics include politics, economics, culture and history. Twice a year, The New American publishes the Freedom Index, a scorecard that rates every member of the U.S. House and Senate on key issues. Founded in 1985, The New American is published by American Opinion Publishing, owned by The John Birch Society. It is based in Appleton, Wisconsin. The website records approximately 750,000 visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates The New American in the hyper-partisan right category of bias and as somewhat unreliable 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 New American’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 17.69

Bias: 22.89

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
Establishment Fails: New Poll Shows Republican Voters Haven’t Abandoned Trump1932.33
LBJ Stole an Election. 72 Years Later, Democrats Are Using the Same Bag of Tricks.298.67
Globalists in Congress Push for Green-card Giveaway Bill23.3325.33
ICE Forced to Chase Illegal-alien Murderer After Sanctuary Release. Detainer Ignored22.3323
Report: Zuckerberg Spent Half a Billion Dollars to Increase Turnout in Democrat Strongholds22.3314.33
Losing Culture Wars: How Conservatives Aid the “Trans” Agenda27.6719.33
European Union Preparing New Rules to Crack Down on Big Tech?12.6733
Why Do Democrats Want to Ban Members of Congress From Carrying Firearms in the Capitol?1630
No Evidence? Nevada DMV Data Reveals Thousands of Non-citizens Voted in 2020 Election22.3314.67
These Republican Senators Say It’s “Time for Everybody to Move On” After Electoral College Vote33.6724
Suspicions Growing Over Death of Journalist Probing NSA and CIA Abuses20.6730.33
300,000 U.S. COVID Deaths? Not Even CLOSE249.33
Attorney Sidney Powell Dismisses Motion by Detroit to Ban Her From Filing Election Fraud Lawsuits There1929
Trump Admin to Withhold Medicaid Funds From CA Over Insurance Abortion Mandate12.3342.67
Group of House Republicans Call on Trump to Veto $1.4 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill9.3343.33
Emails: Hunter Biden Left $400K Off 2014 Income Tax Return. False Return Filed.1832.67
24-year-old White Mother Killed by BLM Thugs — Mainstream Media Silent23.6734