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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 in the hyper-partisan right category 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: 30.78

Bias: 18.24

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
Leftist Groups File Lawsuit Against Georgia Election Integrity Law12.634.8
Pollak: Meghan Markle Exposes ‘Woke’ Culture as Selfish Entitlement, not Social Justice16.6725.33
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NRSC: Dems 'Embracing' Amnesty 'Day One' of Joe Biden's Administration12.3330.67
American Principles Project Urges Georgia Voters to Vote Pro-Life16.3330.33
Joe Biden Refuses to Take Questions from Press on Son’s Legal Troubles20.6731.33
Pollak: Biden’s Phlegmatic, Divisive Speech Burns Bridges to Trump’s America24.6726
Protesters Stomp on Trump Supporter’s Head After D.C. Rally13.6750
WATCH: ‘Anti-Fascist’ Assaults Black Trump Supporter at MAGA March in D.C.17.3330
Nearly 2 dozen arrested in Trump protests in Washington-0.6753
Report: Biden Plan to Forgive Student Loan Debt More Harmful than Good8.543.5
U.S. Sends Indian Army 20,000 Cold Weather Suits for China Border2.8646.57
Ghislaine Maxwell’s 2016 Deposition Transcript Is Unsealed140.67
Nolte: Donald Trump Sees Approval Rating Rise in Post-Debate Poll8.538
First Lady Melania Trump Rips the Media, Liberals in Leaked Tapes14.632.6
Trump’s 7.9% Unemployment Rate Is Same as When Obama Was Re-elected7.538.83
Carney: NYT Is Wrong — Donald Trump Paid Millions in Taxes in 20171233.67
Nolte: Number of Americans with Zero Confidence in Media Hits New High22.6733.33
Second Presidential Debate Moderator Steve Scully Interned for Joe Biden7.3344.67
Illegal Aliens Accused of Assault Arrested After Sanctuary County Freed Them2137.67
Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Test Negative for the Coronavirus2.7546.75
Fact Check: Chris Wallace Claims Trump Interrupted First1428.67
UK Considering Floating Asylum Centres in Old Ferries: Report5.6745.67
RNC: 60% of Attendees of Trump’s Minnesota Rally Were Not Republicans19.3330.67
Union Bosses Struggling to Convince Members to Vote Against Trump13.3337
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