Twitchy Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates Twitchy in the hyper-partisan right category of bias and as somewhat unreliable 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 Twitchy’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 17.18

Bias: 21.94

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
Carter Administration 2.0: #GasShortage trends on Twitter after ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline7.3329.33
Dem Rep. Castro tells senators that trillions of dollars are spent on military to ‘prevent the kind of attack that occurred at the Capitol’14.3334
House impeachment manager brings up the Charlottesville ‘fine people’ hoax during trial1536.33
‘F right off’! Megyn Kelly & Guy Benson stomp NY Gov. Cuomo spox who advised Janice Dean to stick to the weather6.3334.67
Catherine Herridge: ‘Small unit tactics’ witnessed both inside and outside the Capitol Building19.3335
‘Is he literally stealing that?’: CNN’s Jim Acosta reports on what ‘appears to be a stuffed bird’ being moved out of the West Wing1824
Radical activist arrested in connection with Capitol incursion urged rioters to burn it down, was a guest on CNN15.3326.33
CHOP is back, and Seattle is paying a former pimp $150,000 to be the city’s ‘street czar’2220.33
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 Trump2328.33
‘This aged poorly’: Remember when the GOP charge that the FBI had misled the FISA court ‘seemed to unravel’?2625
CBS News correspondent’s senses are still offended by the word ‘White’ in capital letters20.6720.33
Media hall monitors upset that Daily Signal editor given pool duties on vice president’s flight2410.67
Proud anti-fascist charged with multiple felonies says he was arrested ‘so Trump could put a face to the unrest around the country’269.33
‘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 schools23.7123.32