Washington Free Beacon Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Strong Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates The Washington Free Beacon in the Strong Right category of bias and as Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. The Washington Free Beacon is an online newspaper dedicated to investigative reporting on issues such as public policy, government and media. The website states it is “dedicated to uncovering the stories that the powers that be hope will never see the light of day.” Founded in 2012, it is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 24.95

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
FDA and CDC Could Soon Employ 'Indigenous Knowledge,' Documents Show 6.67 23.67
Former Israeli Hostage Tells of Hamas Sexual Abuse 4.33 40.67
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Harvard President Claudine Gay Resigns in Disgrace Amid Plagiarism, Anti-Semitism Scandals 4 42
At Least 100 Killed in Blasts at Soleimani's Tomb, Iran's State Media Reports 0.67 43.67
At Least 100 Killed in Blasts at Soleimani's Tomb, Iran's State Media Reports 0 44.67
Colorado Supreme Court Disqualifies Trump From State's 2024 Ballot 2.67 42.67
Meet the Mainstream Media’s Go-To Human Rights Experts. Spoiler Alert: They Hate Israel. 6.67 31
Four Hamas Members Arrested in Europe, Allegedly Planned Attacks on Jews 2.67 40.67
'They're So Cruel': How Oct. 7 Destroyed an Israeli Peace Activist's Faith in the Palestinians 8.33 24
'This Happens to Me Every Day': Inside Max Miller's Exchange With an Anti-Semitic House Staffer 15.33 15.33
Billboard Truck Puts Spotlight on LA Times Reporter Who Covered for Hamas 14 30.67
Anti-Semitism Hearing Highlights Ivy League Hypocrisy on Free Speech 11.33 39.67
Meet the Senior CIA Official Who Posted Pro-Palestinian Images to Social Media 7 42.33
ADL Tracked 234 Pro-Hamas Rallies On U.S. Campuses Since October Attack 5.33 36
Six Slogans That Sound Genocidal and Anti-Semitic But Are Really Just Aspirational Calls for Peaceful Coexistence 22.33 14.33
Pro-Palestinian Protester Kills Jewish Man in LA, Police Say 2.67 42.67
Hawley Challenger Suggests Republicans Are Like the Nazis Who Planned the Holocaust 21 20
Michigan's Top Dems Say They Support Israel. They've Courted a Hamas-Loving, Anti-Israel Activist for Years. 18 35.33
'Last Line of Defense': Montana AG Austin Knudsen Launches Reelection Bid 15 38
Lindsey Graham Says UN Is ‘Most Anti-Semitic Body on the Planet’ 18 30.33
Harvard Launches Board To 'Disrupt and Dismantle' Campus Anti-Semitism 1 42.67
Virginia Attorney General Opens Investigation Into Anti-Israel Group 17.67 33
I Said Hamas Raped and Beheaded. The Yale Daily News Issued a Correction. 19 30.67
'Weak Answer': House Dem Slams Karine Jean-Pierre for Downplaying Anti-Semitism 12.33 34


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