MEDIAite Bias and Reliability Overview

MEDIAite is a news and opinion website that focuses on politics and the media. It is also known for publishing a yearly list of the Most Influential in News Media personalities each December. The site was launched in 2009 and is part of the Adrams Media Network, based in New York City. The website records more than 14 million visits per month. MEDIAite also publishes a newsletter and a podcast. Ad Fontes Media rates MEDIAite 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 MEDIAite’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 39.96

Bias: -11.76

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
MSNBC Needs to Part Ways With the Lincoln Project134.52
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Reportedly Announcing On Monday She’s Running for Governor of Arkansas-1.3343.74
Jim Acosta: After Inauguration, Trump Just Another 'Crackpot'-837.6
Tucker Carlson Issues Apology for Dead Georgia Voter Claim-7.3345.5
MSNBC Reporter Alarmed as Million MAGA Marchers Shout Down Her Live Shot: ‘They’re Following Us and Chasing Us!’-944.22
Chuck Todd Blasts Trump's Attacks on Election-1340.01
Jake Tapper Torches Trump Campaign's 'Fact-Free' Legal Fight-19.6733.54
Lou Dobbs Goes Full Conspiracist, Angrily Demands GOP Refuse to Accept Election Results That Deny Trump ‘What Is Rightfully His’-16.6738.62
Justice Alito’s Federalist Society Speech Was the Judicial Equivalent of a Trump Rally-1433.98
Build Back … Batter? K-Pop Fans Ruin Million MAGA March Hashtag with Pancakes-1637.3
Trump Cites Debunked Conspiracy that Dominion Changed Votes-13.1438.22
Trump Administration Reportedly Had to Exclude a Bunch of Anti-Trump Celebs From $250 Million Coronavirus Ad Campaign-6.6746.86
Maria Bartiromo Pushes Debunked Election Conspiracy Theories-10.3352.84
Madison Cawthorn on Projected House Win: 'Cry More, Lib'-10.2542.63
Trump Floated a 2024 Run to Advisers if He Loses to Biden-1338.71
Watch Lindsey Graham’s Attention Comically Wander as Fox News Keeps Camera on Him During Mike Lee’s Amy Coney Barrett Speech-8.3328.35
Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace Blames Trump for Debate-7.6742.71
Trump Fires Back at Obama on Economy-1339.97