Townhall Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues


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 website that features news, conservative columnists, talk radio voices and podcasts. 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: 24.73

Bias: 19.90

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.

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MSNBC Host’s Predictable Spin Move on the Nashville School Shooting 21.33 18.67
Why the Father of the Highland Park Shooter Just Got Charged 5.33 28.33
As Title 42 Ends, We Need to Look Towards Long-Term Enforcement And Reform 9.67 35.67
How the Left's 'Green' Climate Policies Enabled Putin's Aggression 22.33 24
Why We Should Be More Afraid Of Kamala Harris Than Joe Biden 15 29.67
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It's Looking Increasingly Likely Adam Kinzinger Could be on Jan. 6 Select Committee 3.67 41
Pentagon's Report Reveals Most of UFOs Were 'Unexplained' 10.67 38
Fight with Us Against the Leftists Ruining America 25.67 9.67
Study: Texas Reopening Had No Impact on COVID Cases, Deaths 21.67 21.67
And Now The Associated Press Almost Got into Trouble for Wading into the Anti-Semitic Waters 24 15.33
U.S. Confiscates More Than $90,000 from Man Selling Video of Capitol Riot 12.33 45.67
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Republican Votes to Punish Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Does Not Bode Well for the GOP 22.33 22.67
Why McConnell Is Green Lighting a Power-sharing Agreement 2.67 45
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Hawley Raises Ethics Questions Surrounding Seven Democrats 3.67 44
Teachers Unions Fail Science 15 33.67
A Crazy Impeachment 13.67 36.67
The Lies Tearing America Apart 13.33 30.67
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