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. The magazine has a subscription of 45,000, and the website has recorded more than 21 million visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 32.89

Bias: 13.39

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
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/students-plan-vacation-binge-with-biden-bailout-dough 8.33 27.67
DeSantis endorses O'Dea in Colorado Senate race, bucking Trump 15.33 36.67
The Alex Jones trap: How 'owning the libs' can turn into a self-own for conservatives 15.33 25
WATCH: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot asks city for millions to deal with immigrants 8 41.67
DeSantis campaign claps back after VP says Ian aid will be 'based on equity' 14.67 13
James Webb telescope comes after years of American persistence 3 39
Democrats are panicking because Roe was never as popular as they pretended 16.67 30.33
'Putin's price hike' began long before Russian invasion of Ukraine, data show 7.67 39.67
Why aren’t we accepting more Ukrainian refugees? 5.67 36
Josh Hawley emerges as both breakout star and villain in Supreme Court hearings 11.67 37.17
Of course they spied on Trump 17.33 25.67
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/man-who-drew-union-station-swastikas-is-twice-deported-criminal 18 43.33
California and Washington have obligation to investigate BLM's 'flagrant' violations, watchdog charges in legal complaints 11.33 42.67
Chinese rap group singing Olympic theme song has history of threats, blamed COVID-19 on US 0 45.33
Tucker Carlson says House Democrat asked intelligence briefer for 'dirt' on show's ties to Russia -5.67 44.67
Fulton County district attorney expects to take action against Trump 'within a year' -4 44.33
North Carolina Supreme Court strikes down Republican-drawn redistricting maps 0 45.33
Anger over BLM's purchase of $8.1 million Toronto mansion grows as group's finances scrutinized 11 36.67
Crying thyme for spice company after 'Republicans Are Racist' promotion backfires 7 38
Alabama asks Supreme Court to reinstate Republican-friendly congressional map 6.33 37
'Secret report' on alleged voting system vulnerabilities roils Georgia ahead of midterm elections 11 38
Russia invasion of Ukraine could result in ‘significant amount of casualties' 1 43
Los Angeles DA defends soft-on-crime accusations by Union Pacific on train robberies 12.33 34.33
Trump warns Putin through senator: No 'normal relationship' with future president if Russia invades Ukraine 16 21.33
Gavin Newsom says California looks like a Third World country 17.33 21.33


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