FreeSpeech TV Bias and Reliability Overview

FreeSpeech TV (FSTV) is an independent television network and digital platform founded in 1995. It focuses on issues related to social, economic and environmental justice. FSTV is owned by Public Communicators Inc., a non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado. Its TV channel reaches 40 million U.S. households, and the website records more than 239,000 visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates FreeSpeech TV in the hyper-partisan left category of bias and as somewhat unreliable 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 FreeSpeech TV’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 21.99

Bias: -23.65

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
Half A Million Children Detained-22.3334.94
Reasonable Doubt-2721.48
Trump's Fake Economic Recovery-27.3329.8
Economic Update: The "Great Debate" That Wasn't-11.3334.31
Pakman: Biden Climate Change Proposal is Solid-11.3336.31
How India's Caste Discrimination Made It To The USA-8.6735.28
Is Fascism Here?-2524.01
There Is More Than Profit Behind War On Post Office-21.6726.49
How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Can Stop Stephen Miller-2033.95
Trump Tweets Encourage Violence Against Rep. Ilhan Omar-22.7523.13
Student Climate Strike Aims to End Global Warming Before It's Too Late-24.515.4
Law Professor: Trump Will Fabricate "Emergency" to Remain in Power-1535.83
Trump Threatens Military & Police Crackdown Against Political Opponents-23.7523.31
Has Trump Seen the Mueller Report?-3515.99