Bill O'Reilly Bias and Reliability Overview

Bill O'Reilly is a journalist, author and former TV host. O’Reilly formerly worked for CBS News, ABC News and Fox News. He now shares conservative commentary via a website and podcast, and has written dozens of books. The O’Reilly website records approximately 883,000 visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Bill O'Reilly in the hyper-partisan right 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 Bill O'Reilly’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 21.87

Bias: 25.93

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
Is President Biden Calling the Shots?2225.63
Bill's Weekly Column14.6730.56
Can Donald Trump Mount a Comeback?2124.67
Nobody is Safe from Covid5.3331.16
BLM Responds to Looting in Chicago-Puts Blame on Police; ACLU Pushes for Open Borders & Brett Tolman on the Durham Investigation22.3333.86
Too Cool for School3217.52
By George, Let's Cancel2522.29
Bill's Weekly Column30.6716.91
Conventional Wisdom29.6728.56
Mobbed-Up27.6721.2
The Biden-Harris Ticket; People and Outlets Hurting America; Happy Birthday to George Soros14.3335.92
BLM Responds to Looting in Chicago-Puts Blame on Police; ACLU Pushes for Open Borders & Brett Tolman on the Durham Investigation27.3317.2
The People and Organizations Harming America: Bill O'Reilly's Special Report28.218.67
Bill O'Reilly's No Spin Thoughts on Kamala Harris3118.87
The Amazon Jungle26.3322.94
The Anthem Blues15.3328.55
Joe Biden Against the Police21.3330.84
Polling My Liberal Friends2226.51