Watts Up With That? Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Strong Right

Reliability: Mixed Reliability/Opinion OR Other Issues

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Watts Up With That? according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 25.52

Bias: 13.76

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
Manchin’s Not The Climate Problem 20 10.67
Jupiter and Saturn are converging for a rare “Great Conjunction” on the day of the winter solstice – December 21st 0 47.33
Raise your hand if you knew Newfoundland was devastated by a major tsunami in 1929 0 48.33
Finding: Mass Extinctions of Land-Dwelling Animals Occur in 27-Million-Year Cycle 0 46
Canada’s Trudeau Promises $170 / Ton Carbon Tax by 2030 18 27.67
Did Climate Change Cause World Heritage Listed Fraser Island to Burn? 11.33 30.33
UK Bans Gasoline and Diesel Vehicle Sales from 2030 18.33 19.33
Climate Thinktank Slams Australia for Global Warming Inaction 11 23.67
TCI: Taxing the Poor to Benefit the Rich -2 33
London Mayor Sadiq Khan Demands Covid-19 Vaccine Apartheid 21.33 19.33
Slower decay of landfalling Hurricanes in a warmer world — really? 0.33 41
EIA: “About 25% of U.S. power plants can start up within an hour” -0.67 40
“We do not deny climate change”: Rupert Murdoch Responds to Accusations 4 30.67
German Parliament Accused of Passing a Covid-19 Enabling Act 0 38.33
“Sinking” Maldives Clear Forests, Pave Beaches, To Construct Four New Airports For Future Tourism! 13.33 37.33
Plant evolves to become less visible to humans -0.33 48.33
“I hope they all die”: Marshall University Professor Wishes Coronavirus Death on Trump Supporters 9 39

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