Vanity Fair Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Vanity Fair in the Skews Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Vanity Fair is a monthly magazine that focuses on entertainment, fashion and current events. It is a modern reflection of the original Vanity Fair published in 1859 in New York City. Today’s magazine was founded in 1983 and is owned by Conde Nast. It publishes five international editions.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 32.81

Bias: -14.43

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
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Kevin McCarthy Gets a Very “Sad!” Endorsement From Donald Trump -16.67 32.67
Meadows Goes Up In Flames: Hutchinson Claims She Watched Him Burn Documents “Roughly A Dozen Times” -7.33 41.33
Hollywood’s Eat-the-Rich Satires Need Sharper Teeth -2 36
Incoming Republican Congressman George Santos Admits to “Embellishing” His Resume -6 42.67
The Crown’s New Season to Feature This Delightful Charles-Camilla Scene -0.67 37.33
'Avatar' Makes Second Lap While 'Babylon' Bombs at Christmas Box Office -1.33 42
Federal Judge Tells Ron DeSantis to Sit Down and STFU -17.33 34.33
Rupert Murdoch Knees Trump in the Balls While He’s Doubled Over Coughing Up Blood -21.67 20
Trump Plans to F--k Over Ron DeSantis Two Days Before the Midterm Elections -11.33 24.67
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, Last Seen Obliterating Abortion Rights, Wants Liberal Female Colleague to Shut Her Mouth -18.67 15.33
192 Republicans Decide They’d Like Formula-Seeking Parents to Keep Suffering -21.33 17
Supreme Court Clerks Reportedly Consider Lawyering Up As Roe Leak Probe Escalates -10 39
The Great Police Union Backlash to COVID Vaccine Mandates Has Begun -2.33 40.33
Donald Trump Jr., Sentient Pond Scum, Is Selling T-Shirts Mocking the Fatal Alec Baldwin Shooting -25.33 20
Republican Operative Matt Schlapp Is Setting the Stage for an “Election Integrity” Freak-Out in 2024 -8.67 37.67
Ron DeSantis Is Now Offering Anti-vaxxer Cops $5,000 to Move to Florida -11 37.33
Dems Have Crazy New Plan to Fund Biden’s Infrastructure Bill: Make Billionaires Pay Their Fair Share -16.33 35
Can the Facebook Oversight Board Really Keep Mark Zuckerberg In Check? 0 43.33
Joe Rogan and CNN Are Butting Heads Over “Horse Dewormer” COVID Cure 0 46
Is Ron DeSantis’s Fox News Obsession Backfiring on Florida? -15.33 29.33
“Long-Term Disaster Is the Best-Case Scenario”: Author Nathaniel Rich Sounds the Alarm on Climate Change -3.33 41
Meet Rose, the Edibles Brand Championing a New Kind of Cannabis Ecosystem -2.67 38.33


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