Military Times Bias and Reliability Overview

Military Times is an independent news source for members of the U.S. military and their families. Now owned by Sightline Media Group, it began in 1940 as Army Times. It is now comprised of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times. The website records approximately 2.8 million visits per month and its print audience is more than 200,000. Military Times also publishes newsletters, video content and podcasts. It is based in Northern Virginia. Ad Fontes Media rates Military Times 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 Military Times’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 47.45

Bias: -0.16

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
End the National Guard mission at the US Capitol1.3337.27
Pilots, maintainers are worn out and under-trained, aviation safety commission says3.6741.38
Why San Antonio should host US Space Command034.64
Biden’s pick for VA secretary may be a post-9/11 veteran-247.39
What troops think of Biden and Trump, and a shark joins swim call-149.08
New coalition urges states to get their absentee ballots in time to troops, families, overseas voters-153.58
Natural disasters, a pandemic, and unrest. The National Guard remains busy250.89
Overseas military, family members now have this free express mail option for their absentee ballot-0.6752.75
City of San Antonio illegally auctioned off more than 200 troops’ vehicles, DOJ alleges-0.3351.76
Post office officials backtrack on service changes that delayed veterans’ prescriptions-1.7549.49
US troop deployments in Iraq to be focus of White House talks this week-446
Trump vows US troops in Iraq will return home soon0.3348.86
Inconsistencies in account of paratrooper’s disappearance and homicide trouble his family-0.3350.11
Trump says he didn’t raise issue of bounties on U.S. troops during phone call with Putin1.3349.09
Thousands of troops are coming home from Germany, but some of them could be going right back049.48