HuffPost Bias and Reliability Overview

HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is a news website based in New York City. Founded in 2005 by Ariana Huffington, Andrew Breitbart and others, HuffPost is now owned by Verizon Media, a division of Verizon Communications. In November 2020, it was announced that Verizon Media had sold HuffPost to BuzzFeed. In 2012 the website won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Ad Fontes Media rates HuffPost in the skews left 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 HuffPost’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 41.50

Bias: -12.49

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
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What Democrats Can Learn From Obamacare, According To Barack Obama-8.3345.03
Rush Limbaugh, Bigoted King Of Talk Radio, Dies At 70-1332.6
Feds Say They'll Hunt Down Trump Mob That Violently Stormed The U.S. Capitol-10.6744.43
Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Bill Making Some Acts Of Protest Felonies-15.543.61
Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak-7.3344.61
Federal Officers To Depart Portland After Weeks Of Violent Clashes With Protesters-1138.47
Republicans Salivate Over Possibility Joe Biden Might Pick Susan Rice For Vice President-1738.91
Fauci: Hydroxychloroquine 'Is Not Effective' In Treating COVID-19-12.3342.88
Mike Pence Met With Group Behind Viral Coronavirus Misinformation Video-1140.89
Trump ‘Scared Of Our Campaign,’ Says Sanders As President Tweetbombs About ‘Crazy Bernie'-12.532
Trump Vetoes Bill To End U.S. Support For Saudis In Yemen War-1642.05
'May God Rest Their Soul': Trump Ripped Over Creepy Tweet About 2020 Rivals-2329.3
Fox News Contributor Katie Pavlich: America 'Doesn't Get Enough Credit' For Ending Slavery-15.528.94
Florida Lawmakers Move To Block People With Court Debts From Voting-10.6741.28
A Boost To Big Banks Draws Democratic Support-12.3341.4
FBI Investigated Michael Cohen For Months Before Manhattan Raid-849.7
The Women Who Accused Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Want Alva Johnson To Be Heard-1531.06
Pence’s New Chief Of Staff Apologizes For Blaming AIDS Crisis On 'Repugnant' Gay Sex-1452.82
Michael Cohen's Testimony To The House Oversight Committee Had Some Wild Moments-12.6730.69
Black HUD Official Lynne Patton Used As Political Prop In Attempt To Prove Trump Isn't Racist-17.7537.38
House Passes Universal Background Checks Bill-7.2553.66
Michael Cohen Talks Hush Money, Trump Tax Returns In Congressional Testimony-6.6752.28
Ginsburg Blasts Conservative Justices Who Blocked Wisconsin’s Absentee Voting Extension-1642.56
‘Try Getting It Yourselves,’ Trump Tells Governors About Medical Equipment Amid Coronavirus-449.69