Topic of the Week

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Week Ending May 15, 2022

Primary Colors in PA
 
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: Western Journal- RNC Chair: GOP Primary Turnout Outpacing Dems at Historic Levels, Bodes Well for Midterms 9.33 38.67
Article 2: Newsmax- Trump: Another 'Big Mess' With Mail-In Ballots in Pennsylvania 17.33 25.00
Article 3: CNN- Trump taints Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary with fresh fraud lies -17.33 29.67
Article 4: HuffPost- Suddenly Pennsylvania Republicans Are OK With Counting Mail-In Ballots -13.33 37.33
Article 5: Associated Press- Oz, McCormick still neck and neck in Pa. GOP Senate primary -0.33 47.67
Article 6: PBS- 2022 Pennsylvania Primary Election Results -1.00 46.00
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Scores of the Primary Colors in PA articles on the chart

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Week Ending May 15, 2022

How it Works

  • We select a topic each week and post links to varying reporting on it

  • You can find the links here on Fridays and rate the content yourself

  • Our team rates it too, and we post our scores here on Wednesdays

  • Compare and discuss!

Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Check back on Wednesday to see our analysts’ scores and compare them with your own!

Week Ending May 8, 2022

Coming Up Short
 
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: SHTF Plan- MSM Warns Against Homemade Baby Formula As Manufacturer Says ‘At Least Two Months’ Delay 13.33 33.67
Article 2: HotAir- House Republican: Biden sent pallets of baby formula to the border for children of illegal migrants 14.33 25.00
Article 3: Action News Jax- Baby formula shortage: Biden announces steps to help lessen supply chain issues -2.00 45.33
Article 4: KOIN 6 Portland- Brown declares ‘abnormal market disruption’ amid baby formula shortage 0.00 46.00
Article 5: USA Today- Formula shortage reveals GOP’s compassion for American babies, anger over nourished immigrant ones -21.00 25.67
Article 6: Rolling Stone- ‘Pro-Life’ Conservatives Are Mad the Government Isn’t Letting Migrant Infants Starve to Death -19.00 23.67
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Scores of the Coming Up Short articles on the chart

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Week Ending May 1, 2022

Freshly Pressed
 
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: Heavy- Karine Jean-Pierre: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know -9.33 43.67
Article 2: AlterNet- Karine Jean-Pierre makes history by becoming the first Black LGBTQ+ White House press secretary -15.00 37.67
Article 3: NPR- Karine Jean-Pierre will become White House's 1st Black press secretary -7.67 44.00
Article 4: Axios- Biden announces Karine Jean-Pierre as new White House press secretary -4.33 46.33
Article 5: InfoWars- Bye Bye Psaki: White House Press Secretary Replaced By Karine Jean-Pierre 13.33 31.67
Article 6: WND- Jen Psaki leaving White House in just days, replaced by lesbian living with CNN gal 18.67 24.33
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Scores of the Freshly Pressed articles on the chart

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Week Ending April 29, 2022

Should We Say Goodbye to Student Loans?
 
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: The Washington Free Beacon- Elizabeth Warren Wants To Cancel Student Loan Debt—and Hike Inflation 11.00 41.00
Article 2: National Review- Student Loan-Debt Cancellation Unnecessary 18.00 28.00
Article 3: Wonkette- Mitt Romney Paid For College By Selling Off A Few Stocks, So Why Don't You? -28.33 18.33
Article 4: Yahoo.com- Republicans Are Panicking Over the Prospect of Biden Forgiving Student Debt -11.67 30.33
Article 5: Forbes- Student Loan Relief: 5 Ways Biden Can Deliver Student Loan Forgiveness -6.33 39.33
Article 6: Complex- Biden Exploring Options to Possibly Forgive $1.6 Trillion in Federal Student Loan Debt Held by 43 Million People -5.33 40.33
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Scores of the Should We Say Goodbye to Student Loans? articles on the chart

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Week Ending April 22, 2022

Anti-Woke in the Sunshine State
 
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: American Family News- DeSantis praised for outing, turning away 'woke' textbooks 20.33 28.33
Article 2: Fox News- Florida lt. gov. on officials rejecting CRT-laced textbooks: 'Parents should be breathing a sigh of relief' 13.67 38.00
Article 3: The New York Times- Florida Rejects Math Textbooks, Citing ‘Prohibited Topics’ -3.33 43.33
Article 4: Tampa Bay Times- Here are the math textbooks Florida rejected for having unwanted topics -4.33 45.67
Article 5: Yahoo.com- I'm going to Florida so Gov. Ron DeSantis can keep my kids safe from 'woke' math textbooks -21.67 20.67
Article 6: Florida State Senator Bobby Powell- Senator Bobby Powell Slams Governor’s Latest CRT Witch Hunt -8.33 35.67
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Scores of the Anti-Woke in the Sunshine State articles on the chart

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Week Ending April 15, 2022

Bussing Migrants to DC
 
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: HuffPost- Texas Governor Dumps First Busload Of Migrants In DC For Political Stunt -12.83 35.50
Article 2: Daily Beast- Texas Follows Through With Gross Stunt of Dumping Migrants in D.C. -12.00 32.83
Article 3: Denton Record-Chronicle- First bus of migrants arrives in Washington, D.C., from Texas under Abbott’s new controversial plan -0.50 40.67
Article 4: CNBC- Migrants arrive in D.C. on buses sent by GOP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott -1.00 46.20
Article 5: Manteca/Ripon Bulletin- All eyes are on Texas immigrant charter buses & that might just be a good thing 1.60 38.80
Article 6: Daily Mail- Bus from Texas drops migrants in Washington DC after Greg Abbott pledge 6.40 41.00
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Scores of the Bussing Migrants to DC articles on the chart

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Week Ending April 8, 2022

Back to the Future at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
 
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: Reuters- Obama, Biden reunite at White House to tout Obamacare, new provision -3.00 45.67
Article 2: NPR- Former President Obama visits the White House for the first time in 5 years -4.00 42.00
Article 3: WND- Watch bizarre moment Biden pulls something out of his pocket and eats it during middle of Obama speech 27.33 15.00
Article 4: Summit News- Tucker Carlson: ‘Like A Pack Of Wild Dogs, Democrats Have Decided To Kill Off Weak Biden’ 29.67 18.33
Article 5: The Guardian- Back to the future as Obama sprinkles some stardust on Biden White House -9.67 38.00
Article 6: Rolling Stone- Fox News Doctored Clips of Obama’s Visit to the White House to Make It Seem Like Biden Was Lost -17.33 35.67
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Scores of the Back to the Future at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave articles on the chart

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Week Ending April 1, 2022

Hunter Biden’s Biowarfare
 
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: NBC News- Russian propaganda on Ukraine's non-existent 'biolabs' boosted by U.S. far right -7.29 40.29
Article 2: Daily Beast- Russia Ramps Up the Crazy With ‘Biolabs’ Presentation Featuring Hunter Biden -14.00 37.25
Article 3: NPR- How the false Russian biolab story came to circulate among the U.S. far right -7.75 41.75
Article 4: Washington Post- https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/03/29/truth-about-hunter-biden-ukrainian-bio-labs/ -5.75 45.00
Article 5: Daily Mail- Hunter Biden helped secure millions in funding for military biotech research program in Ukraine 22.50 10.50
Article 6: China Daily- Hunter Biden's old emails linked to Ukraine labs 22.25 12.75
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Scores of the Hunter Biden's Biowarfare articles on the chart

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Week Ending March 25, 2022

Asylum in America
 
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: Human Resources Director- U.S. to welcome 100,000 Ukrainian refugees 0.00 47.33
Article 2: NBC News- U.S. to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees -4.00 45.33
Article 3: The Hill- US to accept up to 100K Ukrainian refugees 0.00 47.67
Article 4: Washington Examiner- Why aren’t we accepting more Ukrainian refugees? 5.67 36.00
Article 5: Mother Jones- US Will Accept 100,000 Ukrainian Refugees 0.00 47.33
Article 6: Breitbart- Joe Biden Offers Residency to 100,000 Ukrainian Migrants 16.67 32.33
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Scores of the Asylum in America articles on the chart

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Week Ending March 18, 2022

The War Online
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: Activist Post- Orwell’s “Two Minutes Hate” Becomes Reality as Facebook Now Allows Violence & Hate Directed at Russians 2.33 24.00
Article 2: Fox News- Facebook, Instagram temporarily allowing calls for violence against Putin, Russians among some European users 9.67 39.67
Article 3: Reuters- Facebook allows war posts urging violence against Russian invaders 0.00 47.67
Article 4: The Verge- Russia will ban Instagram on March 14th 0.00 45.00
Article 5: France 24- Following the Ukraine war – and fighting it – on social media 0.00 43.33
Article 6: Texas A&M Today- The Role Of The Internet In Ukraine’s Information War 0.00 43.33
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Topic of the Week, week ending March 18, 2022. Scores on chart.

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Week Ending March 11, 2022

Russia Stole Your Gas?
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: The Mary Sue- Do Republicans Really Not Understand Why Gas Prices Were Low in 2020? -16.67 28.33
Article 2: MSNBC- Record high gas prices: Why Joe Biden is not to blame -16.00 31.67
Article 3: MyTwinTiers.com- ‘Russia is responsible’: US hits record-high gas prices -1.00 38.33
Article 4: USA Today- Why are gas prices rising so quickly? And how high are they expected to get? 0.00 45.00
Article 5: NewsPunch- Trump’s 2020 Prediction Gas Prices Would Reach $7 Under Biden Comes True 19.33 24.33
Article 6: Climate Depot- Former Obama U.S. Treasury official Mark Mazur says quiet part out loud: ‘We don’t want lower prices for fossil-fuel buyers, we prefer higher prices’ to achieve ‘climate change goals’ 19.00 15.33
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Topic of the Week, week ending March 11, 2022. Scores on chart.

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Week Ending March 4, 2022

Ghost of Kyiv
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: TheGamer- DCS: World Devs Urge People To Stop Claiming Game Footage Shows Ukraine Conflict 0.00 48.00
Article 2: Techdirt- More Video Game Footage Substituting For War Footage As Russia Invades Ukraine 0.00 45.33
Article 3: MARCA- Former Ukraine president confirms the 'Ghost of Kyiv' is real 0.00 23.33
Article 4: Hindustan Times- Does ‘ghost of Kyiv’ really exist? Here's your answer 0.00 30.67
Article 5: Deutsche Welle- Fact check: Ukraine's 'Ghost of Kyiv' fighter pilot 0.00 49.00
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right

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Week Ending February 25, 2022

Feeling Inflated
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: ZeroHedge- Rent-A-Center Gives Dire Update On State Of US Consumer 0.00 45.00
Article 2: Reuters- U.S. consumer confidence slips, migration to the South fuels house price inflation 0.00 47.33
Article 3: Yahoo.com- Biden’s grade on the economy rises to A- -2.00 38.00
Article 4: Newsmax- Michael Busler: Inflation Not Due to Supply Chain, Price Gouging 10.67 34.33
Article 5: Washington's Top News- Biden sees US economy as powering past the pandemic -5.33 39.67
Article 6: US News and World Report- The Maddening Reality of the Biden Economy -2.67 42.33
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right

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Week Ending February 18, 2022

Trimetazidine and Olympic Dreams
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: The Root- Sha’Carri Richardson Questions Kamila Valieva’s Inclusion in the Olympics Following a Positive Test -7.33 34.67
Article 2: Deadspin- Funny how the little white girl who skates got treated differently than the fast Black girl who sprints -17.67 25.33
Article 3: Yahoo.com- “Not a great deal of similarity” between Sha’Carri Richardson and Valieva cases 0.00 47.33
Article 4: Golf Digest- Women's figure skating was the nightmarish dumpster fire of the year 0.00 31.33
Article 5: Fort Worth Star-Telegram- IOC’s fear of Russia’s Vladimir Putin why Kamila Valieva skates in Winter Olympics Read more at: https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/mac-engel/article258412573.html#storylink=cpy 0.00 29.33
Article 6: New York Post- IOC responds to Sha’Carri Richardson double standard claims in Kamila Valieva doping controversy -1.33 41.00
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Topic of the Week Chart Image, February 22, 2022 Starter

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Week Ending February 11, 2022

Get Shredded
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: Newsmax- https://www.newsmax.com/politics/donald-trump-national-archives-media-fake-news/2022/02/10/id/1056304/ 20.00 22.00
Article 2: Fox 8 - Cleveland- Boxes improperly removed from White House recovered at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago: report 0.00 43.00
Article 3: NPR- 15 boxes of White House records have been recovered at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort -2.33 47.00
Article 4: People Magazine- Hillary Clinton Touts 'But Her Emails' Merch amid Reports Trump Tore Up Important Files -6.00 38.67
Article 5: Indy100- Hillary Clinton selling coffee mug mocking GOP outrage over her emails -5.67 36.33
Article 6: NewsPunch- Broken Hillary Hits Rock Bottom, Now Trying To Sell Mugs Celebrating Her Failures 22.00 19.00
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
Score chart image for Topic of Week Starter week ending Feb 11, 2022

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Week Ending February 4, 2022

Mouse vs. Pants
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: The Federalist Papers- Minnie Mouse Gets Woke Makeover from Stella McCartney, Causing Outrage on Twitter 19.00 23.00
Article 2: NewsPunch- Disney Sparks Outrage Following ‘Woke’ Minnie Mouse Makeover 15.67 25.33
Article 3: People Magazine- Minnie Mouse to Wear Pantsuit for First Time in History for Disneyland Paris' 30th Anniversary -1.00 44.00
Article 4: Inquirer.net- Minnie Mouse’s new pantsuit outfit gets mixed reactions on social media -2.00 41.67
Article 5: Crooks and Liars- Fox Flips Out Over Minnie Mouse In A Pants Suit -20.33 20.67
Article 6: UPROXX- Outrage Over Minnie Mouse Pantsuit For A Fox News Guest -16.00 31.00
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right

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Week Ending January 28, 2022

Monkey Business
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: Inside Hook- After Truck Crash, Monkeys Escape Into Pennsylvania Woods 0.00 46.25
Article 2: Motor Biscuit- 100 Lab Monkeys Escaped a Pickup Truck Crash in Pennsylvania 0.00 10.67
Article 3: Natural News- Did the CDC stage the “escaping monkeys” as a cover story for releasing the next bioweapon? 2.00 7.33
Article 4: News Target- Woman who came into contact with escaped lab monkey showing potential signs of infection 0.00 16.00
Article 5: CNN- All monkeys accounted for after trailer crashes in Pennsylvania 0.00 47.33
Article 6: The Guardian- Last of escaped monkeys accounted for and three euthanised after crash in Pennsylvania 0.00 48.00
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right

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Week Ending January 21, 2022

#bareshelvesbiden
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: Washington Times- #BareshelvesBiden trending as Americans vent about empty stores amid supply chain crisis 9.67 33.67
Article 2: Fox News- #BareShelvesBiden trends on Twitter as shoppers encounter desolate grocery store aisles: 'Apocalypse Now' 16.67 35.33
Article 3: WTKR News 3- Grocery store shelves empty due to labor shortages, winter weather -1.33 43.00
Article 4: NewsNation Now- Shoppers find grocery shelves bare due to virus, weather 0.00 46.33
Article 5: Yahoo.com- Fox News aired a 2011 photo of a Japanese convenient store to bash 'bare shelves Biden' -8.00 38.67
Article 6: USA Today- Fact check: Shortages due to rising demand, supply chain disruptions -3.67 41.33
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
“#bareshelvesbiden”

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Week Ending January 14, 2022

White House Fences
Topic of the Week - Starter Bias Reliability
Article 1: Citizens for Ethics- Temporary fencing around White House cost $1.5 million - CREW -13.67 35.33
Article 2: ArtNet- Donald Trump Put a Fence Around the White House to Keep People Away. It Is Now Completely Covered in Protest Art -13.00 36.67
Article 3: The National Pulse- White House Erects Mysterious New Concrete Wall Without Explanation. 26.25 5.75
Article 4: The Last Refuge- Biden Administration Erecting Concrete Blast and Security Wall Around White House 19.33 10.67
Article 5: Washington Examiner- White House construction project 'normal maintenance' on fountain 10.25 41.75
Article 6: AP- Photos of White House maintenance prompt bogus theories 0.00 46.67
Reliability Scores (0-64)  
  • 56+: Original fact reporting; high effort/importance
  • 48-55: Fact reporting
  • 40-47: Complex analysis or mix of fact reporting & analysis
  • 32-39: Analysis
  • 25-31: Opinion/fair persuasion
  • 17-24: Selective or incomplete; unfair persuasion; propaganda
  • 9-16: Contains misleading information
  • 0-8: Contains false information
Bias Scores (-42 to +42) 
based on present-day U.S. politics
  • -42 to -30: Most extreme left
  • -29 to -18: Hyper-partisan left
  • -17 to -6: Skews left
  • -5 to +5: Middle (minimal, balanced, or centrist bias)
  • +6 to +17: Skews right
  • +18 to +29: Hyper-partisan right
  • +30 to +42: Most extreme right
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Week Ending January 7, 2022

Trump’s Social Media App
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