Judicial Watch Bias and Reliability Overview

Judicial Watch is a conservative educational foundation with the motto, “Because no one is above the law.” The website features articles about its investigations into alleged misconduct by government officials and litigation to uncover instances of corruption. Judicial Watch was founded in 1994 and is based in Washington, D.C. The president is Tom Fitton. Ad Fontes Media rates Judicial Watch in the most extreme right 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 Judicial Watch’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 20.04

Bias: 31.71

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
The Billion Dollar California-China Mask Deal13.6722.48
BLM “Racial Justice” Riots Result in Record Number of Domestic Terrorism Cases13.3342.99
Biden Scandal Update18.3330.66
Trump on the Front Lines: Big Bet on Virus Drug Gets Personal3415.69
UN’s U.S.-Funded Global COVID-19 Response Promotes Abortion, Sexual Health Services3316.11
Judicial Watch and Election Integrity Project California Both Work to Restore Voter Confidence Nationwide33.519.15
Judicial Watch Sues to Stop California Governor Newsom’s “Vote by Mail” Mandate33.519.65
New #ObamaGate Revelations That Implicate Obama, Biden3315.11
Celebrating Ramadan U.S. Gives Terrorist Nation $22 Million to Fight COVID-1932.514.87
Federal Court Orders Hearing on Judicial Watch Request for Temporary Restraining Order to Prevent Montgomery County, MD from Providing Cash Benefit Payments to Illegal Aliens2432.43
Judicial Watch Asks California Court of Appeal to Command Lower Court to Issue Temporary Restraining Order Halting Governor from Paying $75 Million In Cash Benefits to Illegal Aliens15.3336.57
CA & MD Cash Payments to Illegals, Ramadan Money & #ObamaGate30.520.29
Virus Drug Controversy: Was Trump Right?4037.71
The Exoneration of General Flynn3421.82
Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit and Asks for Temporary Restraining Order to Stop Maryland County’s Plan to Provide $5 Million to Illegal Aliens3845.8
Hillary Clinton Resists Court Order to Produce After Action Memo on Search and Review Process that Lead to Deletion of Her Emails; Judicial Watch Files Motion to Compel29.432.47