Twitchy Bias and Reliability

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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic

Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Twitchy in the Hyper-Partisan Right category of bias and as Unreliable, Problematic in terms of reliability. Twitchy is a social media curation site that mines content on Twitter to share news 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The website aggregates tweets to create news stories. Founded in 2012 by conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, the site reportedly reaches 6 million people per month. Today, the platform is owned by Salem Communications.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 17.66

Bias: 21.53

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 URL Bias Reliability
If you need another reason to hate Johnny Depp, his ‘Pirates’ movies are ‘DEEPLY racially problematic’ 16.33 19
Rep. Ilhan Omar says Clarence Thomas ‘needs to be impeached’ over his wife’s texts 18.17 31.83
https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/01/24/beauty-pageant-contestants-in-saudi-arabia-disqualified-over-botox-use-wait-for-it/ 0 37.5
Activists kayak to Sen. Joe Manchin’s houseboat and attempt to convince him that $3.5 trillion bill ‘is not spending’ 16.67 29.33
Carter Administration 2.0: #GasShortage trends on Twitter after ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline 7.33 29.33
Dem Rep. Castro tells senators that trillions of dollars are spent on military to ‘prevent the kind of attack that occurred at the Capitol’ 14.33 34
House impeachment manager brings up the Charlottesville ‘fine people’ hoax during trial 15 36.33
‘F right off’! Megyn Kelly & Guy Benson stomp NY Gov. Cuomo spox who advised Janice Dean to stick to the weather 6.33 34.67
Catherine Herridge: ‘Small unit tactics’ witnessed both inside and outside the Capitol Building 19.33 35
‘Is he literally stealing that?’: CNN’s Jim Acosta reports on what ‘appears to be a stuffed bird’ being moved out of the West Wing 18 24
Radical activist arrested in connection with Capitol incursion urged rioters to burn it down, was a guest on CNN 15.33 26.33
CHOP is back, and Seattle is paying a former pimp $150,000 to be the city’s ‘street czar’ 22 20.33
To balance CNN’s woman who moved to Mexico to escape police brutality, here’s a Mexican woman who became an American citizen and is voting for Trump 23 28.33
‘This aged poorly’: Remember when the GOP charge that the FBI had misled the FISA court ‘seemed to unravel’? 26 25
CBS News correspondent’s senses are still offended by the word ‘White’ in capital letters 20.67 20.33
Media hall monitors upset that Daily Signal editor given pool duties on vice president’s flight 24 10.67
Proud anti-fascist charged with multiple felonies says he was arrested ‘so Trump could put a face to the unrest around the country’ 26 9.33
‘There’s a reason for that’: Brit Hume explains why former education secretary Arne Duncan didn’t provide data to support his argument against opening schools 23.71 23.32
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2019/04/17/resistance-alarm-rachel-maddow-wants-mueller-himself-at-the-barr-rosenstein-presser-tomorrow/ 20.75 18.75
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/04/17/aclus-elevator-pitch-against-the-census-citizenship-question-makes-us-want-a-citizenship-question/ 20 20.33
https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2019/04/17/pete-buttigieg-explains-argument-over-capitalism-and-socialism-as-heads-go-crashing-to-desks/ 26 15.75
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2019/04/17/politico-touts-kamala-harris-as-first-indian-american-candidate-to-make-a-serious-potus-run-and-people-have-questions/ 12.25 31.5
https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2019/04/17/incitement-incitement-ilhan-omar-defender-kirsten-gillibrand-says-were-gonna-punch-trump-in-the-face/ 26.67 16.67
https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/04/17/problematic-library-collections-are-promoting-whiteness-funded-by-people-of-color-in-the-prison-industrial-complex/ 26 18.67
https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/03/19/this-is-what-dems-have-become-conservative-takes-gnd-and-climate-change-crisis-apart-in-epic-fact-filled-thread/ 29.25 15.5

 

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