Who What Why Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Strong Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Who What Why according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 36.22

Bias: -12.85

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
Time for a Congressional Hearing With Lt. General Charles A. Flynn -14.67 35.33
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Biden Faces a New Epidemic of Gun Violence -13.67 40.67
Voter Engagement Efforts at Full Force in Georgia -6.33 44.67
Racial Justice Missing Piece in Drug Reforms -4.67 45.67
Partisanship on the Supreme Court, Wisconsin Style -4.33 42
Administrations Come and Go, but Raytheon is Forever -20.33 39.33
Florida’s Governor Hopes You Pay No Attention to the Men With Guns -5.33 40.67
Crimes and Punishments of Radical Artists in Putin’s Russia 0 41.33
The Week That Jumped the Shark -14.33 30.67
How Elliott Broidy Turned the Trump Swamp Into a Cesspool -19.33 28.67
Fast, Cheap, and Under Control: At-Home Testing Can Rein in COVID-19 0.33 45
Taking Darwinism Out of the COVID-19 Herd Immunity Conversation -8 40.33
Will Postal Workers Come Through for Georgia? -9 44.33
Business as Usual: No Longer Acceptable for Young People -12 32.67
A Silver Lining From the New Normal? Fewer Premature Babies -3.33 45.33
The Ten Dumbest Congressmen -3 34.67
Goodbye — At Last -23.67 18
This Week in Pandemic: What Possible Good Can Come of This? -14 32.33
GA Leaders Uphold Election Results After History of Suppression -7 41.67
Trump Squirms; Georgia Republicans Propose Voting Restrictions -6.67 40.67