American Thinker Bias and Reliability Overview

American Thinker is a conservative daily online magazine that focuses on American politics, foreign policy, national security, Israel, economics, diplomacy, culture and military strategy. Founded in 2003 by Thomas Lifson, the publication lists “the right to exist and the survival of the State of Israel” as important to its values. Ad Fontes Media rates American Thinker as hyper-partisan right in terms 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 American Thinker’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 23.1

Bias: 29.82

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
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/coronavirus_codswallop__by_the_numbers.html27.38 27
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/social_action_as_a_bogus_alternative_to_true_education.html 29.33 20
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/was_the_us_unprepared_for_the_china_covid19_virus.html 31 16
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/viruses_101_how_overprotecting_people_from_covid_19_could_make_it_more_lethal.html 25.67 20
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/how_long_has_the_chinese_coronavirus_really_been_in_america.html 21.5 20.75
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/the_left_is_an_existential_threat.html 23.67 24
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/this_is_who_the_hell_they_are.html 26.33

 26.33

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/we_will_never_live_as_dhimmis_stealth_cultural_jihad_in_america.html29.33

25.67

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/how_the_evil_called_barack_obama_enabled_the_genocide_of_nigerian_christians.html27.7521.75
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/killing_liberty_coronavirusstyle.html35.6719
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/facebook_assists_dems_in_shutting_down_bill_of_rights.html32.6715.67
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/coronavirus_and_the_horrors_of_democrat_control.html3116
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/1933_film_shows_lefts_ageless_fondness_for_fascism.html29.3329
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/how_obamabiden_wrecked_the_us_medical_device_industry.html24.6733
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/the_coronavirus_is_chinas_fault.html25.3324.33
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/thank_you_democrat_governors_for_reelecting_president_trump.html28.3324.33