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: 39.68

Bias: -11.53

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
Andrew Cuomo To Be Questioned In Sexual Harassment Investigation045.33
Biden To Restore Protections For America’s Largest National Forest-7.3344
Minnesota Gov. Restricts 'Conversion Therapy' By Executive Order-643.33
A Vaccine Or This Marriage: Conspiracy Theories Are Tearing Couples Apart-1137
Joe Biden Responds To Rally Heckle With A Ding Of Donald Trump-8.6740
Maryland GOP Governor Slams Republicans 'Whitewashing' Capitol Riot-4.6742.33
Well-Known White Nationalist Kicked Out Of Air Force Following HuffPost Investigation-4.6742.33
Cancel Culture Texas Weighs Boycott Of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream For Its Palestinian Support-7.6740.67
New York Bans Child Marriage, A Practice That's Still Alarmingly Common-1.6744.67
Trump Said He Thinks He Could Have Beaten George Washington In An Election-1038.67
Democrats Reject Criticism Of Child Tax Credit Accessibility For The Poorest Americans-5.3343.67
Canada May Reopen Borders To Vaccinated Americans In August, PM Justin Trudeau Says045.67
Ex-Trump Official Calls The GOP America's 'Number One National Security Threat'-10.6737.33
GOP Governor’s Vaccination Tour Reveals Depths Of Distrust-4.6744.67
How Moderate Democrats Are Sabotaging Their Ideological Allies-1538.33
Tom Cotton Tried To Mock One Of Biden’s Judicial Nominees. It Backfired.-11.6737
With Disasters Mounting By The Day, The U.S. May Finally Enact Real Climate Policy-10.6741.67
Court Blocks Order Lifting CDC Virus Rules On Florida Cruise Ships-2.3345
Baseball Game Halted After Nationals Said A Shooting Was Reported Outside The Stadium047.33
Here's What Key Republican Legislatures Are Plotting Next On State Voter Restrictions-15.3336
Trump Supporters Insist Far-Fetched 7-Point Plan Will Get Him Back In Office-12.3333.67
Federal Judge Blocks Tennessee's Anti-Trans Bathroom Law-1139
Fires Rage In Several States As Heat Wave Broils U.S. West048.33
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slashes Lauren Boebert For Call To End Government Benefits-13.6735.67
GOP Rep. Rips Greene, Boebert For Comparing Biden’s Vaccine Campaign To Nazism-6.3345.33
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