Wonkette Bias and Reliability Overview

Wonkette is an online magazine that focuses politics and satire. It was established in 2004 as part of Gawker Media. As of 2017, it became an independent source and is woman-owned. Wonkette records approximately 1.3 million visits each month. Ad Fontes Media rates Wonkette in the hyper-partisan left category of bias and as somewhat unreliable 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 Wonkette’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 17.28

Bias: -26.75

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
Charlie Kirk Can Go F*ck Himself With Any Balance Beams Simone Biles Not Currently Using-17.6718.67
Trump DOJ Meatballs ... Actually Refused To Do Coups!-2624.33
Nice Time: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed To DC Circuit Court!-21.6730
Live From Brussels, It's Joe Biden!-1033.33
Bill Barr Got Some Splainin' To Do About All These Wire Tapps!-9.3341
Charity To Erase $278 Million Of Medical Debt, In Reminder That US Health Coverage F*cked-1630.67
Joe Manchin Can Name 12 Logical Fallacies Preventing Him From Supporting Voting Rights-19.3323.33
Impeachment Expert Donald Trump Gonna Impeach His Way Back Into White House-2123.33
It’s Not Against The Law To Protect Democracy From Republicans-21.6724.33
The 546,878 Dumbest, Most Racist GOP Arguments Against DC Statehood-34.3310.67
Of All The Classless Trump A-Holes, We Think We'll Miss Melania Most Of All-29.6723.33
My Pillow Guy Dropped By Kohls, Picked Up By Dominion Voting's Lawyers-27.3333
Kevin McCarthy Is The Hero Kevin McCarthy Needs Right Now-29.6722
What Is Felony Murder, And How Much Did The Capitol Rioter MAGA Assholes Commit It?-20.3334.83
TFW Europe Won't Meet The US Secretary Of State Because It's DONE With This Sh*t-3120.67
Trump Heartbroken About Humans Dying At Capitol We Mean Golf Tournament Canceled At His Trashy Jersey Club-3020.33
Being Hunted In The Capitol Riot Not Enough? Congrats The GOP Just Gave You COVID!-24.3322.67
Aryan Dumpster Fire Madison Cawthorn Only Told The Rubes To Threaten Congress *Lightly*, Y'all-27.3318
Lauren Boebert Sucks But Does She Suck Like Someone Who Supports The Mob During A Coup?-26.6719.33
Maybe Trump SHOULDN'T Have Tried To Murder Congress? Food For Thought!-2220.33
Josh Hawley To Sue Over Lost Book Deal For Tort Of 'Sowing Is Awesome But Reaping Sucks'-26.6720.33
Fox News Weirdly Worried About Trump Supporters' Feeeeeelings Instead Of That Cop They Killed-27.6724
Here Are All 147 Members Of The Terrorist-Inciting GOP Sedition Caucus, May Their Names Forever Be Stained-27.6721.67
Joe Biden Will Win The Presidency Today. Again.-2624.33
GOP Fully Owns Whatever Trump’s Thugs Do Next-24.222.8