Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues

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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: 34.47

Bias: 13.46

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
James Webb telescope comes after years of American persistence339
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Josh Hawley emerges as both breakout star and villain in Supreme Court hearings11.6737.17
Of course they spied on Trump17.3325.67
California and Washington have obligation to investigate BLM's 'flagrant' violations, watchdog charges in legal complaints11.3342.67
Chinese rap group singing Olympic theme song has history of threats, blamed COVID-19 on US045.33
Tucker Carlson says House Democrat asked intelligence briefer for 'dirt' on show's ties to Russia-5.6744.67
Fulton County district attorney expects to take action against Trump 'within a year'-444.33
North Carolina Supreme Court strikes down Republican-drawn redistricting maps045.33
Anger over BLM's purchase of $8.1 million Toronto mansion grows as group's finances scrutinized1136.67
Crying thyme for spice company after 'Republicans Are Racist' promotion backfires738
Alabama asks Supreme Court to reinstate Republican-friendly congressional map6.3337
'Secret report' on alleged voting system vulnerabilities roils Georgia ahead of midterm elections1138
Russia invasion of Ukraine could result in ‘significant amount of casualties'143
Los Angeles DA defends soft-on-crime accusations by Union Pacific on train robberies12.3334.33
Trump warns Putin through senator: No 'normal relationship' with future president if Russia invades Ukraine1621.33
Gavin Newsom says California looks like a Third World country17.3321.33
FBI says Brian Laundrie claimed responsibility for Gabby Petito's death in notebook047.33
Lawmakers cancel Republican club memberships over vaccine mandate enforcement645
White House construction project 'normal maintenance' on fountain10.2541.75
Judges deny Democratic lawyer Marc Elias's bid to shake court sanctions8.6737
GOP Rep. John Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, won't seek reelection8.6741