Fox News Bias and Reliability Overview Fox News posts news and information online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s the digital partner to the cable news channel with the same name. Founded in 1996, Fox News is owned by Fox News Media, part of the Fox Corporation created by Rupert Murdoch. Ad Fontes Media rates Fox News as skews 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
Fox News’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 33.00 Bias: 17.26
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.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene vows to file articles of impeachment against Biden 20.33 29.44 Hannity urges McConnell to reject impeachment 'madness' in Senate: 'You should know better' 21 21.68 Conservatives flee to Parler following Twitter's permanent suspension of Trump 13.67 35.53 Twitter bans Trump, but Iranian ayatollah, Louis Farrakhan, Chinese propagandists still active 10.67 34.9 Tom Homan: Police at Capitol riots outnumbered, risked their lives and leadership failed them 0 40.29 Tom Homan: Police at Capitol riots outnumbered, risked their lives and leadership failed them 0 40.29 Hollywood reacts to US Capitol building protesters: ‘Sickened and saddened’ 0 34.03 Hollywood reacts to US Capitol building protesters: ‘Sickened and saddened’ 0 34.03 Capitol protests sparked demonstrations outside statehouses across US 7.33 45.22 Trump $500B Black America plan designates KKK, Antifa as 'terrorist organizations' 7 36.6 Breonna Taylor protests: Suspect in Louisville cop shooting facing assault charges as officers ID’d, 127 arrested 6.25 46.78 Democrats urging voters to move to Georgia before Senate runoff election — is it fraud? 19.67 25.9 New Jersey residents receiving ballots for out-of-state voters, dead people; election officials confident in anti-fraud measures: reports 8.67 50.86 VP Mike Pence, Karen Pence test negative for coronavirus, spokesman says 7.17 46.04 Ex-White House physician: Trump is ‘asymptomatic,’ will be ready for next debate 21.67 34.44 Trump campaign calls out second debate moderator who interned for Biden, worked for Ted Kennedy 12.33 34.12 Trump, first lady begin the 'quarantine process' after Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus 2.67 49.23 San Francisco shooting in Union Square tourist area leaves at least 1 dead 1.67 51.26 'Squad' Dem Tlaib slams Trump after coronavirus diagnosis: 'He only cares about himself' 14 39.23 Democratic Pennsylvania lawmaker caught saying masks are ‘political theater’ 16.67 26.97 Pompeo tests negative for coronavirus, wishes Trump and first lady a 'speedy recovery' 13 43.51 Herschel Walker claps back at Biden's Antifa is ‘an idea’ comment 16 38.71 Brett Rypien leads Broncos to first win of 2020 season over Jets 0 34.92 Odds of catching coronavirus on plane relatively small, study finds 0 51.3 Rep. Max Rose calls out fellow Dems over coronavirus relief stalemate: 'People are suffering right now' 2.33 51.18 After Philadelphia sees voting machine controls stolen, reporter finds lax security at warehouse 5.33 46.3 Kimberley Strassel: Comey’s testimony ‘vivid reminder’ election won’t hinge only on the issues 24.67 29.43 Antifa violence backed by ‘powerful political entities’ who need to be exposed to stop it: Lara Logan 22.67 25.96 Trump transferred to Walter Reed 'out of an abundance of caution,' after testing positive for coronavirus 4 50.31 Trump joins list of world leaders who have tested positive for coronavirus 6 46.95 Flight of Boeing E-6B Mercurys amid Trump's coronavirus announcement 'purely coincidental': Strategic Command 0 47.3 Pennsylvania sheriff, lifelong Dem, decides to back Trump amid unrest 10 45.61 Judge rules recall petition can proceed against controversial Seattle city councilwoman 2 44.25 More than 175 current, former law enforcement officials endorse Joe Biden, slam Trump as 'lawless' president 3.33 42.04 Sen. Ted Cruz confronts CBS News on Supreme Court coverage, says ‘everyone has switched positions’ since 2016 7.67 37.55 MSNBC's Joy Reid suggests Trump is faking COVID diagnosis to 'get out of the debates' 15.33 27.8 Trump, first lady begin the 'quarantine process' after Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus 4.33 50.55 MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: Trump rallies like Salem witch trials, ‘mass insanity’ 9 43.56 CNN's Don Lemon backtracks call to 'blow up the entire system': I was taken 'out of context' 17 30.66 Pelosi won't rule out using impeachment as option to stop Trump Supreme Court pick 8 44.55 Who are the left-wing groups protesting outside the homes of GOP lawmakers? 10.67 41.72 Political poison: What’s going on in Guantanamo Bay? 1.33 47.23 Baltimore murder suspects protected by sanctuary laws, ICE says; 'This is the worst-case scenario' 15 38.9 Pelosi used shuttered San Francisco hair salon for blow-out, owner calls it 'slap in the face' 14 48.17 White House says Trump experiencing 'mild symptoms' after positive coronavirus test, 'in good spirits' 1.5 52.63 McEnany accuses media of going ‘haywire about interrupting’ during debate while using same tactic 10.33 43.47 House of Horrors: Could deadlocked Congress force government shutdown in middle of pandemic? 9 40.54 Bill Gates says he's 'optimistic' pandemic 'won't last indefinitely' in 'Fox News Sunday' interview, lauds vaccine progress -2.6 45.94 Kayleigh McEnany scolds CNN’s Jim Acosta over Trump coronavirus question 16 33.65 Cuomo presses NYC to clean up its act, hinting at National Guard assistance 3.5 47.96 Pro-life journalist David Daleiden rips Kamala Harris' 'radical disrespect and contempt' for First Amendment 29 23.31 AOC posts poem after told she’ll get 1 minute to speak at Dem convention 20 31.19 Doug Schoen breaks down Democratic House primaries, says far-left has shown staying power 20 35.69 Bend, Oregon activists block ICE bus, prompting federal agents' response 2.5 48.57 Off-duty Florida police officer pulls boy away from passing shark, video shows 0.67 45.85 Karol Markowicz: As an immigrant, I know left-wing America-bashers are wrong 16.67 25.65 Ben Shapiro: Democrats and the media are 'rooting for chaos' as 'villains' destroy the country 26.67 28.53 Tammy Bruce: Nancy Pelosi just told us everything we need to know about Dems and COVID-19 22 19.92 Cal State University to require students to take course on ethnic studies, social justice -3.33 42.9 FEMA boss clashes with Dem rep over pandemic planning at hearing: 'I’m not telling you that' 6 38.49 House votes to remove statues from Capitol that honor Confederate leaders, racists 7.33 41.18 CNN, MSNBC skip Trump's White House event addressing violence in US cities 23.33 25.1 CNN, MSNBC ignore breaking news of Chicago mass shooting as it unfolds in primetime 21.33 25.74 Trump to 'surge' federal agents to Chicago, other cities, amid spike in violent crime 14.33 36.96 Doug Schoen: Democrats' impeachment quest is all wrong – Here are 3 big reasons why 10 35.7 Michigan man who stabbed dog gets sentence tripled by judge 3.33 49.53 Dems pushing to impeach Trump may be trying to delegitimize his election, Mike Lee says 20.67 32.91 'The View' co-host Joy Behar blasts Trump over Mueller report omission: 'That would have been the nail in the coffin' 23.67 25.17 Pelosi: 'We're not there yet' on impeachment 6.67 41 Rush Limbaugh: Joe Biden is Democrats' best chance in 2020 but has no chance in primary 28.25 21 Eric Swalwell: No apology necessary for surveilling Trump campaign 6 40.8 Rush Limbaugh to Republicans: This is Trump's party, 'get on board' 20.5 30.44 Why Democrats want to abolish Electoral College, pack Supreme Court 17.67 33.45 Laura Ingraham: Activists are in our schools and they're numbing Generation E to socialism 34 21.69 Health care costs will rise unless Congress blocks harmful tax 14.25 33.26 Democrats' calls to revamp Electoral College, Supreme Court reveal panic: Lara Trump 12 44.69 Someone in State Department likely involved in bid to take down Trump: Herridge 26 20.41 Deroy Murdock: Nunes vs. Twitter -- This is one lawsuit where we should just say 'no!' 14 30.66 Trump and Brazil's president base 'important relationship' on capitalism, conservatism and anti-elitism: Matthew Continetti 22.33 29.56 Hannity battles Donna Brazile over 'Medicare for all,' Green New Deal in lightning round 14.5 53.35 Donald Trump Jr. bashes Michael Cohen's motives during House testimony 25.5 21.13 Cohen lobs bombs at Trump during fiery hearing, stops short of collusion claim as GOP bashes credibility 1 45.25 United Methodist delegates reject recognizing gay marriage, threatening split in church 2.33 45.36 Ex-CIA station chief: CIA gives Trump valuable insights into Kim and North Korea 9 35.94 Cal Thomas: Florida’s economy is booming while blue states like New York are mired in debt -- why is that? 26 16.84 Hannity: You don't have to be a brain surgeon to see dangers of defunding, disbanding police 23.57 22.9 Sanders campaign reps revolt after Sanders endorses Biden, openly attack former vice president 16 43.11 Wisconsin Supreme Court, on primary eve, blocks governor’s move to suspend in-person voting over coronavirus 2.14 49.33 Katie Pavlich warns of 'forced compliance' if people don't follow White House coronavirus guidelines 5.8 42.17 Rush Limbaugh says Presidential Medal of Freedom 'is just beautiful,' calls award 'so special' 17.6 48.34 Beyoncé and Jay-Z draw criticism, praise after staying seated during Super Bowl LIV national anthem 7 41.55 Kayleigh McEnany: Trump-Russia collusion probe shouldn’t have been launched, inspector general report shows 27.43 15.91 Hillary Clinton calls for White House adviser's removal, says his presence is an 'emergency' 15.5 37.98 California governor pardons 3 convicted immigrants to help block deportations 8.44 46.49