Fiscal Times Bias and Reliability Overview

Fiscal Times is a digital news website that focuses on the U.S. national debt, federal budget, entitlements, health care and taxes. Based in New York City, the website was launched in 2010. It records approximately 154,000 visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Fiscal Times as neutral in terms of bias and as most reliable 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 Fiscal Times’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.34

Bias: 2.00

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
Trump’s Unemployment Plan Would Provide an Extra $300 per Week: White House-242.73
Is Trump’s Unemployment Benefit Plan Legal?-534.28
Food Stamp Enrollment Soars Amid Pandemic4.3343.74
Republicans in Disarray on Coronavirus Relief Bill-2.3338.3
Biden Unveils $775 Billion Plan for Universal Preschool and Caregivers-0.8943.45
GOP Eyes Short-Term Extension of Unemployment Benefit at Reduced Level-2.742.09
What’s New in Bernie Sanders’ New Medicare for All Plan-0.6745.88
Would Medicare for All Cost More Than the Current System?240.14
Charts of the Day: GAO Warns U.S. Is on Unsustainable Fiscal Path147.28
Are US Workers More Highly Taxed Than They Think?2.6743.43
Fact Check: Did Trump Bring Down Drug Prices for the First Time in 50 Years?-3.6739
Pentagon Provides List of Projects That Could Be Used to Pay for the Border Wall0.3348.31
To Cut Costs, a Third of US Uninsured Don’t Take Their Drugs as Prescribed2.6750.04
Chart of the Day: High Tax, High Service4.6739.06
How Much Will the US Save by Withdrawing from Syria and Afghanistan?8.3342.35
Fed Chair Jerome Powell Says ‘We Need to Stabilize Debt to GDP’554.28
The Debt Ceiling Is Back: Congress Will Face Fall Deadline to Raise It Again046.58
Pharma Execs to Congress: Don’t Blame Us for High Drug Prices0.3347.04
House Votes to Terminate Trump’s Border Emergency554.44