The Federalist Bias and Reliability Overview

The Federalist is a conservative online magazine and podcast that focuses on politics, culture, national security and crime. Founded in 2013, it reaches its readers through its website and an emailed newsletter. The Federalist website records 8 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates The Federalist 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 The Federalist’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 23.81

Bias: 21.60

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
Georgia Confirms The Pre-Trump GOP Is Dead And Gone1434.9
New York Times Smears Conservative Reporter As A Violent Capitol Rioter1330.5
Big Corporate Uses Capitol Riots To Push Social Credit System19.6722.53
DC Mayor Told Law Enforcement To Stand Down Day Before Capitol Riot247.82
Here's Everything You Need To Know About Joe Biden's Latest Scandals20.3330.69
Barrett Will Be Confirmed Because GOP Shut Down Democrat Dirty Tricks1733.99
Finally One Tech Company Tells Social Justice Warriors To Take A Hike15.6741.08
Here Are The 11 Dumbest, Most Slanted Questions Asked By Chris Wallace21.3326.81
Why Doesn’t Anyone Ask Biden Why He’s Dodging Obamacare Taxes?1736.74
If Barrett Is Confirmed, Trump Should Fill Her Vacancy On The 7th Circuit10.6737.65
'I Hope They Die': Left-Wingers React To Positive Coronavirus Diagnosis For Trump, Melania22.3324.7
Chris Wallace, We Were In Kenosha. White Supremacists Didn't Cause Violence15.7531.83
Critical Race Theory Is A Classic Communist Divide-And-Conquer Tactic13.6736.03
Fat Bear Week 2020: Your Guide To The State Of The Race That Matters031.71
Davis: CIA Director Gina Haspel Is Blocking Declassification Of Remaining Russigate Documents25.6722.79
White Supremacist Who Organized Charlottesville Race Riots Endorses Joe Biden20.3326.54
Nashville Bars Weren't Spreading COVID, City Still Locked Them Down18.2532.72
‘Obamagate’ Isn’t A Conspiracy Theory, It's A Huge Political Scandal23.6727.65
Senate Report Accuses Hunter Biden Of Possibly Using Trafficked Hookers21.3322.14
Virginia Senate Passes Bill To Reduce Sentences For Assaulting Police1440.69
In America, Every Day Is Women's Equality Day16.3328.44
White Supremacist Who Organized Charlottesville Race Riots Endorses Joe Biden15.6728.59
Fauci Attacks Choirs, Implies Worship Is Less Important Than Protests16.6728.61
Health Officials Justify Mask Mandates For Political Reasons, Not Science1725.55
L.A. Threatens John MacArthur And His Church With Fines, Arrest For Holding Services2622.48