The Hill Bias and Reliability Overview

The Hill is a newspaper and website based in Washington, D.C. It is written for and about the U.S. Congress, and its coverage focuses on politics, business, lobbying and campaigns. Launched in 1994, The Hill is owned by Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., part of News Communications Inc. The print publication is distributed for free throughout Capitol Hill and is reported to reach 24,000 daily. Ad Fontes Media rates The Hill 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 The Hill’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.17

Bias: 1.13

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
Alan Dershowitz: Our Constitution has passed this difficult stress test9.6727.97
Alan Dershowitz: Our Constitution has passed this difficult stress test9.6727.97
GOP senators blame Trump after mob overruns Capitol-5.3345.86
GOP senators blame Trump after mob overruns Capitol-5.3345.86
GOP senators blame Trump after mob overruns Capitol-5.3345.86
Trump cites Barron Trump's coronavirus case in arguing for schools to reopen-3.3350.95
MSNBC's Maddow: 'If you pray, please pray for the speedy recovery' for Trump, first lady-148.22
Nearly 500 former national security officials formally back Biden-5.2547.52
Amazon says over 19,000 workers tested positive for COVID-19-0.548.38
Jim Carrey to make his SNL debut as Joe Biden this week-0.3342.42
'Dilbert' creator Scott Adams blasts Trump's white supremacist answer: 'He screwed me'-2.8639.17
American cyclist suspended over pro-Trump tweet242.45
Trump after hearing Romney is in self-quarantine: 'Gee, that's too bad'146.42
Vulnerable Republicans break with Trump on ObamaCare lawsuit-2.6747.07
Trump hits Democrats over coronavirus criticism: 'This is their new hoax'945.91
New polls feed GOP fears of Biden rout over Trump-448.08
Fox's John Roberts claps back at Twitter followers: 'Stop blaming the media'-6.3346.42
Pence, second lady test negative for coronavirus after Trump's positive result052.48
Why home treatment of COVID-19 with several drugs is crucial143.02
GOP lawmakers gloomy, back on defense after debate fiasco146.68
White House wanted to keep Hope Hicks's positive COVID-19 test private: report-2.3349.09
Pope declined to meet with Pompeo149.68
Hillary Clinton's Russia collusion IOU: The answers she owes America17.3337.17
Tillis signals support for Trump, McConnell decision to fill court vacancy-0.6751.08
Tillis appears to reinforce question about COVID-19 death toll-4.3348.21
Viral photo of Feinstein, Murkowski draws LBJ comparisons-445.08
Another famine coming? China struggles to meet basic food demands0.6744.03
Watchdog alleges Trump campaign illegally concealed $170 million in spending-8.6748.27
The pandemic exposed the 'Church of Climate' as a fraud1928.8
Poll shows Warnock leading in Georgia special Senate election052.75
Biden insists he will debate Trump after Pelosi remarks-0.6743.76
Trump rips NBA, calls it 'political organization'-8.3346.98
Democrats press CDC director over coronavirus testing guidelines-449.85
Birx warns of uptick in coronavirus cases in 9 cities-153.28
Lincoln Project asks in new ad if you trust Trump or Fauci amid attacks-7.545.45
Trump tears into 'crazy' Bernie Sanders after Fox News town hall-2.7535.77
Buttigieg responds to protesters yelling about 'Sodom and Gomorrah'7.2549.49
Trump claims supporters were kept out of Fox News's Bernie Sanders town hall552.85
Inslee calls on DNC to hold debate focused on climate change-5.549.94
Snoop Dogg, The Game call for Ingraham's firing after she appeared to mock Nipsey Hussle-1450.56
GOP steps up attack over tech bias claims249.25
Trump: Campaigning for popular vote 'much easier' than for electoral votes4.540.28
Romney knocks Trump over McCain criticism1045.44
California Assembly Speaker pens fiery response to Pence-5.7545.99
Super Tuesday bonanza raises stakes for Dems-248.85
Cohen grilled by Senate Intelligence panel1.2548.06
Dem lawmaker calls for investigation into Gaetz’s tweet before Cohen testimony-253.5
GOP leader unsure on legality of Trump’s emergency declaration-1.3351.36
GOP lawmaker appears to threaten Cohen on eve of public hearing1.3353.91
House votes to overturn Trump's emergency declaration-3.2546.98
Trump support for protests threatens to undermine social distancing rules-1.545.71
PBS reporter says media coverage of Trump feels like 'a team sport'0.6748.96
Rush Limbaugh medal an insult to Latinos, immigrants-1528.89
Cory Booker ends presidential bid-1.3849.47
White House, Democrats close to USMCA trade deal: report7.1143.14