Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Townhall in the Hyper-Partisan Right category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Townhall is a print magazine and website that features news, conservative columnists, talk radio voices and podcasts. The site records more than 20 million visits per month. Launched in 1995 by The Heritage Foundation, Townhall is now owned by Salem Media Group.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 24.38

Bias: 20.46

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

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

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

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

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.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URLBiasReliability
Why We Should Be More Afraid Of Kamala Harris Than Joe Biden1529.67
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Fight with Us Against the Leftists Ruining America25.679.67
Study: Texas Reopening Had No Impact on COVID Cases, Deaths21.6721.67
And Now The Associated Press Almost Got into Trouble for Wading into the Anti-Semitic Waters2415.33
U.S. Confiscates More Than $90,000 from Man Selling Video of Capitol Riot12.3345.67
Hamas Thanks Iran for Providing Weapons, Funding to Attack Israel18.3326.67
Republican Votes to Punish Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Does Not Bode Well for the GOP22.3322.67
Why McConnell Is Green Lighting a Power-sharing Agreement2.6745
Shapiro Has More Than 100 Politico Reporters Shedding Tears... Still14.6729.33
Hawley Raises Ethics Questions Surrounding Seven Democrats3.6744
Teachers Unions Fail Science1533.67
A Crazy Impeachment13.6736.67
The Lies Tearing America Apart13.3330.67
Dem Congresswoman Lobs Serious Allegation at GOP Regarding Capitol Building Storming17.1727.5
Even the Germans Are Appalled By Trump's Twitter Ban...The Bloody Germans1331.67
Senate Democrats Nab Big Endorsement from GOP Side in Favor of Impeaching Donald Trump15.3336.67
Did You Catch What's Ironic About the Liberal Media's Capitol Building Coverage?26.3314.33
Ballots in Pennsylvania Were Found in the Trash. They Were All Votes for Trump.7.6743
MSNBC Contributor Attacks White People Who Voted for Trump5.3337.33
Hmm, Why Did Gretchen Whitmer Display a Sign That's Viewed as a Call to Assassinate Trump?30.3316
BREAKING: President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for Wuhan Coronavirus1848
Schumer Just Blocked an Election Security Hearing to Boycott SCOTUS1442.33