Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Unreliable, Misleading

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Ad Fontes Media rates The New American in the Hyper-Partisan Right category of bias and as Unreliable, Misleading in terms of reliability. 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.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 15.67

Bias: 22.56

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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.

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