Washington Examiner Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Washington Examiner in the Skews Right category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Washington Examiner is a conservative news website and weekly magazine based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2015 as a newspaper, it is owned by Clarity Media Group.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 35.42

Bias: 11.50

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
Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity cuts off money to Haley after South Carolina defeat 4.33 44
Rival strategist admits to being behind fake Biden robocall discouraging citizens from voting 2.67 43.33
Nikki Haley makes ‘40%’ case against Trump in Michigan days before primary 3.33 42
Trucking group says they’ll sue if IL adopts CA emissions standards 1.33 43.33
Trump slams ‘Democrat’ Nikki Haley on home turf ahead of South Carolina primary: ‘She’s finished’ 13.33 39.33
Veterans group launches seven-figure ad against Matt Rosendale in Montana 4.67 41.67
Katie Porter puts Biden at risk with support for conversation about age limits for elected officials 7.67 40.67
The CDC is still playing catch-up on COVID guidelines 8 27.67
Stimulus update: Michigan to send monthly payments of $528 to low-income small-business owners in two days 0 42.67
Johnson rejects borderless Ukraine bill ahead of Senate passage: The House will ‘work its own will’ 0.67 43.67
RNC chief of staff announces departure ahead of 2024 election 1 42.33
Ex-Star Wars actress files lawsuit against Disney and Lucasfilm over ‘smear campaign’ 5.33 40.33
Senate Republicans weigh tanking Wednesday border deal vote 5.33 42.33
Hope for Ukraine aid fading as Senate Republicans waver under pressure from Trump backers in Congress to kill border deal 4 44
The Wall Street Journal thinks you’re stupid about border security 16 36.33
Changing their tune: Republican Southern lawmakers hint at expanding healthcare coverage 0.67 43
House passes bipartisan $78 billion child tax credit and business investment break bill 0 43.67
Denver ‘really struggling’ as immigrant influx meets freezing temperatures 0 44
Food stamps: Alaska February SNAP benefits worth up to $3,487 arrive for residents in tomorrow 0 43.33
Biden is drowning in three disasters of his own making 14 24.33
‘Squad’ members Tlaib and Bush sole votes against bill to bar Oct. 7 attackers from entering US 6.67 42.33
Democratic Gov. Healey slammed for closing rec center in black neighborhood to house immigrants 0 39.33
New survey finds DC has the second-worst commute in the country 1.33 42.33
Barbra Streisand is ‘too old to care’ about people viewing her as sensual -5 34.33
DC AG under spotlight after saying district cannot ‘prosecute or arrest our way’ out of crime epidemic 0 47