Daily Beast Bias and Reliability Overview

Daily Beast is a news and opinion website that focuses on politics and pop culture. Launched in 2008, the site is based in New York City and owned by InterActiveCorp. The site, which has won numerous awards for its journalism, reaches more than a million readers a day. Ad Fontes Media rates Daily Beast in the skews left 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 Daily Beast’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 36.33

Bias: -16.06

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
I Was a Teenage Dittohead. Then Rush Changed—or Was It Me?11.6733.28
Lincoln Project Sinks Deeper Into Turmoil as Ex-Staffers Demand to Speak Freely042.98
Deadly COVID Mutations Can’t Stop the Party in Florida-840.75
Republicans Come Crawling Back to Trump Three Weeks After Capitol Riot-20.6733.67
Chicago Teachers Union Votes Down Resuming In-Person Classes1.6740.73
‘I’m About to Puke’: QAnon in Chaos as Biden Takes Office-642.19
Trump Revokes His Own Swamp-Draining Lobbying Ban for Former Aides-15.6734.78
MyPillow Guy Presents Trump With ‘China’ Election-Fraud Theory, Lawyers Send Him Packing-9.6741.94
Politico Faces Internal Backlash for Handing Playbook Over to Right-Wing Bomb-Thrower Ben Shapiro-10.3340.81
Two Cops, Including a Trained Sniper, Arrested for Taking Part in Capitol Insurrection-5.3347.71
Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy Claims Network Doesn’t Spread Pro-Trump Lies—Despite All Evidence-1238.35
Loeffler’s Husband Entangled in Secret Gov’t Surveillance Operation-9.3339.53
McConnell Smacks Down Trump-Fueled 'Death Spiral' to Overturn Election-642.41
Trump Files Pointless Lawsuit in New Mexico as Electoral College Votes-17.7527.22
The Amy Coney Barrett Sham Senate Confirmation Is Done. Now, Her Supreme Court Horror Show Begins.-22.8828.42
Read Ghislaine Maxwell’s Just-Unsealed Deposition045.39
Stephen Colbert Brutally Mocks ‘Clearly Hammered’ Donald Trump Jr.-12.6733.42
Trump Team Knew of Hicks’ Positive Test—but Went Ahead With Golf Club Fundraiser-7.6746.87
Kamala Harris’ A.G. Office Tried to Keep Inmates Locked Up for Cheap Labor-1141.61
Trump: Megyn Kelly Has ‘Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever’-16.3349.59
Tucker Carlson Accuses Black Lives Matter of Lying About Breonna Taylor's Death, Gets Major Fact Wrong-9.638.65
ICE Whistleblower Complaint Alleges ‘Uterus Collector’ Doctor Performed Mass Hysterectomies-10.3334.19
#SaveOurChildren Follower Charged With Murdering Baby-2.6752.58
Israel and United Arab Emirates Reach Deal to Suspend West Bank Annexation and Open Diplomatic Ties052.17
Trump Finally Admits He’s Blocking Post Office Aid to Sabotage Mail-In Voting for Election-16.6746.21