Washington Times Bias and Reliability Overview

Washington Times is a daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. Established in 1982, it has a daily circulation of 52,000 and its website records more than 10 million visits per month. The newspaper was founded by Unification movement leader Sun Myung Moon and is now owned by Operations Holdings Inc. Ad Fontes Media rates Washington Times in the skews right category of bias and as mixed reliability in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral 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.

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

Reliability: 31.65

Bias: 14.99

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

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 the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
A complete accounting for climate change18.3330
Who’s to blame for America’s defeat in Afghanistan?044.67
Trump Organization to face criminal charges in Manhattan, ex-president’s lawyer says0.6743.33
Portland police's rapid response team resigns after year of civil unrest3.6742.67
Harris calls Texas legislators who walked out on voting bill ‘American patriots’048
GOP Sen. Rick Scott pledges to block cyber nominee until Biden visits U.S.-Mexico border1.3346.67
‘Revolutionizing a culture’: How critical race theory grew from law school thesis to K-12 trend10.3339.67
D.C. Jail inmate elected to public office146.33
‘Why give them a win?’: New infrastructure talks spur GOP fears of a Biden double-cross11.6731
DOJ: Arizona recount may violate federal law-3.6745
Biden frames spending push as 'choice' between benefiting wealthy versus working families-145.33
The $15 minimum wage would most hurt the people it's intended to help7.6736.33
Parler's freedom from censorship comes at cost of users' privacy1323.67
'Victory smoke in the Capitol, boys': Affidavits reveal Capitol rioters trail of videos, media posts6.3327.67
Biden plan expands legal immigration, offers citizenship to illegal immigrants12.3334.67
FBI: Armed group plans 'huge uprising' in D.C. if Trump removed before Inauguration Day047.33
Black conservatives push back as Biden, Democrats allege racism in Capitol police response1423.67
Legal scholars 'perplexed' by Pelosi's push against Trump's nuclear codes-344
Facial recognition identifies extremists storming the Capitol15.6724.67
RNC leaders stand by Trump's effort to remake party: 'Nobody's turning on Trump here'9.6734.67
Student-loan bailout violates basic morals: Pay your debts1633.2
First debate: Biden sows seeds of fear and offers little else22.3313
New Senate report reveals shocking corruption involving Hunter Biden21.1722
Biased against president? Debate moderator was intern to Joe Biden7.3337.33
Trump rips Democrats' anti-Catholic bias in Alfred E. Smith dinner address7.642.6