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 in the middle category 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: 45.62

Bias: 0.52

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
'Cancel Culture' is just free speech holding others accountable-9.6738.12
Trump toughens anti-abortion stance-345.2
Who killed the California dream? If you think it was liberals, think again-1.6734.35
CPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be-5.6739.62
SEC swears in Crenshaw, Peirce to fill commission044.87
Twitter turns over official White House handles to Biden administration046.83
Texas woman who took private plane to DC charged with participating in riot046.51
Pence, Harris speak ahead of inauguration-0.6747.83
Who is Amanda Gorman, the youngest known inaugural poet?043.17
Pelosi suggests criminal charges for any lawmaker who helped with Capitol riot047.51
CDC says US death toll may surge up to 477,000 by February as COVID-19 vaccinations fall short-1.6746.61
Democrats point fingers on whether Capitol rioters had inside help-1.3343.28
Alan Dershowitz: Our Constitution has passed this difficult stress test9.6728.02
GOP senators blame Trump after mob overruns Capitol-5.3346.2
Trump cites Barron Trump's coronavirus case in arguing for schools to reopen-3.3350.88
MSNBC's Maddow: 'If you pray, please pray for the speedy recovery' for Trump, first lady-148.16
Nearly 500 former national security officials formally back Biden-5.2547.47
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-0.3342.61
'Dilbert' creator Scott Adams blasts Trump's white supremacist answer: 'He screwed me'-2.8639.22
American cyclist suspended over pro-Trump tweet242.48
Trump after hearing Romney is in self-quarantine: 'Gee, that's too bad'146.62
Vulnerable Republicans break with Trump on ObamaCare lawsuit-2.6747.07
Trump hits Democrats over coronavirus criticism: 'This is their new hoax'945.87
New polls feed GOP fears of Biden rout over Trump-448.07