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: 19.64

Bias: 29.74

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
With Trump's COVID diagnosis, leftists are showing their inner ugliness2918.06
New Biden ad sets record for concentrated bluster in just 15 seconds2223.7
Who are the Proud Boys?2522.34
Blue States Secede? Make My Day20.3327.75
In the wake of Trump's COVID diagnosis, 'you don't know what you got 'til it's gone'3026.65
Trump flirts with banning Chinese-owned data-mining app, causes meltdown in Gen Z21.8329.79
Thank You, Democrat Governors, for Re-Electing President Trump!28.3324.03
The Coronavirus Is China's Fault25.3324.08
How Obama/Biden Wrecked the U.S. Medical Device Industry24.6732.76
1933 Film Shows Left’s Ageless Fondness for Fascism32.522.4
Coronavirus and the Horrors of Democrat Control3115.65
Facebook Assists Dems in Shutting Down Bill of Rights32.6714.54
Killing Liberty, Coronavirus-Style35.6717.78
How the ‘Evil Called Barack Obama’ Enabled the Genocide of Nigerian Christians3720.69
We Will Never Live as Dhimmis: Stealth Cultural Jihad in America29.3324.65
This is Who the Hell They Are26.3325.41
The Left Is an Existential Threat23.6723.59
How Long has the Chinese Coronavirus Really Been in America?2817.09
Viruses 101: How Overprotecting People from COVID 19 Could Make it More Lethal3618.66
Was the U.S. Unprepared for the China COVID-19 Virus?3115.62
'Social Action' as a Bogus Alternative to True Education29.3319.61
Coronavirus Codswallop -- By the Numbers27.2923.76