Washington Times Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Washington Times in the Skews Right category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Washington Times is a daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. Established in 1982 by Unification movement leader Sun Myung Moon, it is now owned by Operations Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 36.05

Bias: 11.88

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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Henry Kissinger, ‘dependable and distinctive’ voice on foreign affairs, dies at 100 2.33 41.33
Donald Trump Jr. says he left accounting to CPAs, worked as real estate broker 5 44
Dems race to vilify new speaker, make him 2024 campaign issue 9 40.67
Trump demands appeals court to intervene in civil case ‘now’ 6 40
Fetterman aligns with DeSantis on China, says Beijing should own ‘zero’ farmland in U.S. 4 42.67
Supreme Court poised to clarify employers’ obligations to workers observing the Sabbath 1.33 37.67
Fox News settles $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems, averts trial 3 38
Biden to escalate rhetoric over debt ceiling plan, rebuke Republicans 5.33 38.67
Biden to hike payments for good-credit homebuyers to subsidize high-risk mortgages 6 37.33
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to visit Israel in first trip abroad 0 41
Fox: Dominion defamation suit is assault on First Amendment 12.33 38.33
Haunted by Hunter: Addict’s mom invokes Biden’s son, begs for halt to supervised drug sites 5.33 39.67
Legal loophole exposes U.S. military secrets to China, Russia, lawmakers warn 1 40.33
Dhillon banks on secret ballot surprise to beat McDaniel in RNC chair election 5.33 41
Migrant busing campaign exposes extreme rift over America’s borders -0.33 46
White House: Nothing wrong with Marines as stage dressing at Biden’s anti-MAGA speech 2 44.67
Justice Dept.: 3 men charged in Whitey Bulger’s killing 1.33 47.33
Grassley demands FBI director help Congress root out ‘political infection’ of federal investigations 12.67 29.33
Experts blame spate of shark attacks on combination of successful conservation efforts, bad luck 0 46
Candy industry warns of Halloween shortages, inflation amid soaring demand 0 44.67
Biden’s DOJ fights religious health care providers over transgender care -3.67 44
Biden confuses COVID border policy with the appeal of CDC mask mandate ruling 12.67 32.67