TMZ Bias and Reliability Overview

TMZ (Thirty Mile Zone) is a website focusing on entertainment news. It is known for featuring celebrity gossip, interviews, videos and photos. Launched in 2005, the site was originally part of Warner Bros. but now is owned by Warner Media, a division of AT&T. Based in Los Angeles, TMZ is named after the 30-mile zone established by studios for filming in Hollywood. The site reaches an estimated 25 million each month. Ad Fontes Media rates TMZ in the skews left category of bias and as mixed reliability 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 TMZ’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 36.62

Bias: -10.94

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
Caitlyn Jenner Says If You’re a Biological Boy, You Shouldn’t be in Girls’ Sports-1830
Kim Kardashian's Alleged Trespasser Crashes Through Hidden Hills Gate029.33
Joe Biden Isn't Getting Government Plane to Fly Him to D.C. Inauguration-1133.67
Facial Recognition, Social Media Scouring Used to Vet National Guard-243.67
Pro-Trump Protesters Break Into U.S. Capitol, Congress Members Evacuated0.3352.33
President Trump Getting Antibodies Treatment for COVID-19-6.3342.33
Nicki Minaj Gives Birth To First Child028.67
Amazon Says More Than 19,000 Employees Contracted Coronavirus-2.6737.33
Melania Trump Secret Audio, 'Give Me a f***ing Break' Over Border Separation-5.3336
Kenosha Sheriff David Beth Had Hateful Words for Black Suspects Arrested in 2018-14.3337
NHL Postpones Games Following Jacob Blake Shooting-746.67
Jacob Blake's Handcuffed to Hospital Bed Despite Being Paralyzed, Dad Says-941.33
Kanye West Sues to Get on Presidential Ballot in Ohio After Signatures Rejected134
Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse Charged with Murder, Life in Prison Possible0.3346.67
Rep. Jim Clyburn Says Gov't Preparing for Trump's Refusal to Leave White House-24.6716
Neil Young Sues Trump Campaign Over Songs Played at Rallies-6.3343
SpaceX Astronauts Return to Earth After 62 Days in Orbit046.33
Massive Explosion in Beirut Caused By 2,750 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate049.75
FBI Seize Guns from Jake Paul's Home, Raid Involves Scottsdale Protests045.25
Trump Wants Bubba Wallace to Apologize Over Noose 'Hoax,' Wallace Responds-18.631.75
NYC Woman Who Called Cops on Black Man Fired From Job-16.3340
Wild Memorial Day Party At Lake of the Ozarks-9.6734
Elon Musk and Grimes Change Baby's Name to Comply with Law047
George Floyd Lawyer Ben Crump Says the Killing Proves It's 'Open Season on Black People'-17.6736
Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for Blackface Sketch on 'SNL' in 2000-4.7541