Breitbart Bias and Reliability Overview

Breitbart News is an international news company launched in 2007 by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart and Larry Solov. In 2017, its former executive director, Stephen Bannon, left to work in the Trump administration. The website records more than 74 million visits each month. Ad Fontes Media rates Breitbart as hyper-partisan right in terms of bias and as mixed reliability 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 Breitbart’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 27.45

Bias: 19.60

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
American Principles Project Urges Georgia Voters to Vote Pro-Life24.523.15
Joe Biden Refuses to Take Questions from Press on Son’s Legal Troubles20.6731.2
Pollak: Biden’s Phlegmatic, Divisive Speech Burns Bridges to Trump’s America24.6725.93
Protesters Stomp on Trump Supporter’s Head After D.C. Rally13.6749.33
WATCH: ‘Anti-Fascist’ Assaults Black Trump Supporter at MAGA March in D.C.17.3329.72
Nearly 2 dozen arrested in Trump protests in Washington-0.6752.62
Report: Biden Plan to Forgive Student Loan Debt More Harmful than Good8.543.27
U.S. Sends Indian Army 20,000 Cold Weather Suits for China Border144.79
Ghislaine Maxwell’s 2016 Deposition Transcript Is Unsealed140.43
Nolte: Donald Trump Sees Approval Rating Rise in Post-Debate Poll11.3336.57
First Lady Melania Trump Rips the Media, Liberals in Leaked Tapes14.633.53
Trump’s 7.9% Unemployment Rate Is Same as When Obama Was Re-elected7.538.88
Carney: NYT Is Wrong — Donald Trump Paid Millions in Taxes in 20171232.77
Nolte: Number of Americans with Zero Confidence in Media Hits New High22.6732.74
Second Presidential Debate Moderator Steve Scully Interned for Joe Biden7.3343.77
Illegal Aliens Accused of Assault Arrested After Sanctuary County Freed Them2136.4
Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Test Negative for the Coronavirus2.7546.79
Fact Check: Chris Wallace Claims Trump Interrupted First1428.21
UK Considering Floating Asylum Centres in Old Ferries: Report5.6745.66
RNC: 60% of Attendees of Trump’s Minnesota Rally Were Not Republicans19.3330.27
Union Bosses Struggling to Convince Members to Vote Against Trump13.3336.79
Omar: ‘I Resent’ Anyone Who Says Trump ‘Is Not Racist’ — We Have ‘Fascist in the White House’3.6742.78
WATCH: Thousands of Caravan Migrants Push into Guatemala746.67
U.N. in Crisis as UNICEF Joins W.H.O. to Face Sex Abuse Claims0.3349.99
LeBron James Recruits 10,000 Poll Volunteers to Work in Black Districts-148.05
Pelosi: Trump Going into Crowds Without Masks Was ‘Brazen Invitation’ to Coronavirus1.552.09
Twitter: 'Louisville Will Burn' Doesn't Violate Rules2628.05
‘Dune’ Star Dave Bautista: ‘Terrifying’ that People Are ‘Praying for Speedy Recovery’ for Trump436.75
CNN’s Cooper: ‘Elderly’ Trump Should Look in the Mirror — ‘Obesity Is an Underlying Condition’-7.8340.18
Strzok: History Will See Me as a Patriot Defending America Against a Russian Attack on Our Elections2.6746.45
Hillary Clinton: Dems Must Employ Every Possible ‘Obstacle’ to Stop McConnell from Replacing Ginsburg251.77
John Brennan: I’m More Worried Than Ever About ‘Stability’ of America-9.3331.81
Watch: Woman Screams 'F**cking Racist Dirty C**t' at Black Lives Matter Protest29.3321.81
Rob Reiner Claims Justice Coming for Trump: ‘In 42 Days We Will Arrest the Killer’1832.78
Soros-Backed Coalition Preparing for Post-Election Day Chaos24.3322.32
Debra Messing Calls Trump ‘Rapist,’ ‘Pedophile’ and Receives No Twitter Fact Check20.3330.55
Twitter Censors Conservative Activist for ‘Harassing’ Pedophiles1041.43
Cher: ‘If Trump Wins… We’ll Never See Another Election By the People’19.7131.77
Bloomberg Funds Help Florida Felons Vote Due to Soros Groundwork18.3344.31
Players Kneeling for Anthem Met with Boos Before MLS Game7.3347.72
Biden Accuses Trump of ‘Coddling Terrorists and Thugs’ Overseas2427.13
Exclusive–Lonergan: The Left’s Border Wall Legal Strategy Is Failing2621.48
Fact Check: Kamala Harris Claims Virus 'Worse' in U.S.17.6725.32
Exclusive — Trump Successes: Read President's 6-Page Document-132.68
No Labor Shortage: Working Class Americans Hardest Hit by Joblessness1830.3
Fact Check: Obama Failed to Send Help to Stop Violent Crime in Chicago17.6729.65
Carrie Severino: SCOTUS LGBT Decision Will ‘Create a Tsunami of New Litigation’ Against Religious Groups23.8830.93
DHS: Extremists Could Use Fentanyl as Weapon of Mass Destruction13.6742.25
Black Immigrant Wearing MAGA Hat Beaten in Maryland11.549.24
Attorney General Barr Blocks Catch and Release by Migration Judges27.3319.78
Hispanics to Outpace Black Americans as Largest Voting Minority in 20201438.47
Supreme Court: Criminal Aliens Can't Escape Detention by Dodging Feds13.6748.68
Jeff Landry: Trump’s Emergency Declaration ‘Will Prevail in the Courts’28.3316.13
Romney ‘Can’t Understand’ Why Trump Would ‘Disparage’ ‘Heroic,’ ‘Honorable’ McCain2715.24
Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib First to Sign Pledge to Impeach Trump3013.23
ICE: Woman Who Assaulted MAGA Hat Man Was in U.S. Illegally26.6714.96
Kamala Harris: We Need ‘Reparations’ to Help Blacks ‘Heal’ from ‘Trauma’24.6722.38
Donald Trump: Widespread Vote-by-Mail Will ‘Destroy this Country’25.6220.64
UPDATE — Pollak: No, Trump Did Not Literally Suggest People Inject Disinfectant23.1427.18
Nancy Pelosi: ‘In this Next Bill’ We Hope to Get Vote-by-Mail24.440.83
IG Report Proves Democrats Were Wrong, and Nunes Right, About FISA Warrant21.8824.47
California Governor Pardons Three Immigrant Felons to Avoid Deportation25.8622.87