American Independent Bias and Reliability Overview

American Independent is an online news source that focuses on progressive politics. It is owned by True Blue Media and founded in 2014 by activist and author David Brock. Formerly known as Shareblue Media, The American Independent was launched in November 2019 in order to focus on investigative journalism. Ad Fontes Media rates American Independent as skews left in terms of bias and as most reliable 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 American Independent’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 39.40

Bias: -15.18

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 URL Bias Reliability
Trump silent after an ally urges vigilantes to 'have a plan' to justify shootings-2333.88
McEnany says she's 'not engaging in conspiracy theories' seconds after promoting one-16.6734.84
GOP congressman falsely claims there have been no riots in Republican-led cities-13.6741
Rand Paul demands FBI arrest peaceful protesters for yelling at him-1239.88
Trump's new postmaster general seems determined to undermine mail-in voting-1137.64
Jerry Falwell Jr. 'sorry' for his unzipped pants in photo with wife's assistant-13.3337.82
Trump denounces coronavirus evictions after long record of evicting his own tenants-1043.21
Rep. Ted Yoho on his attack on Ocasio-Cortez: 'I cannot apologize for my passion'-7.544.02
Trump campaign event to feature evangelical pastors and right-wing extremists-21.6731.39
Susan Collins refuses to endorse Trump because she's 'in a difficult race'-1643.11
GOP threatens to defund Democratic-controlled cities over protests-1244.81
GOP senator who promoted vacation bill received over $40,000 from travel industry-1635.21
Trump threatens to jail people for 10 years for removing racist statues-10.1745.33