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National Enquirer Bias and Reliability Overview

National Enquirer is a weekly tabloid newspaper founded in 1926. The paper and website focus on entertainment and celebrity gossip, with several accusations of publishing exaggerated and false information. The newspaper has a circulation of more than 250,000, and the website records an average of 10.8 million visits per month. Owned by Hudson Group, National Enquirer is based in New York City. Ad Fontes Media rates National Enquirer in the skews right category of bias and as 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 National Enquirer’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 11.69

Bias: 6.43

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 URLBiasReliability
Heather Locklear Caught Popping Pills!015
Ben Affleck and Jen Garner’s Street Fight!016
Scary Pics Spark New Fears For Matthew Perry!017.67
Jessica Biel Orders Justin Timberlake To Therapy017.33
Cashing In? Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Offered Job As Faces Of ‘Tax Reduction’ In U.S.021.33
Brutal 6-Foot, 160-Lb Bird Mauls Owner To Death!036
Wendy Williams’ Husband Begs for Forgiveness, Is ‘Not Proud’ of His Recent Actions2.1426.57
Tiger Woods Is Getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom4.8634.14
Bill Cosby Slams ‘Despicable’ Insurer for Settling Sex Assault Case Without His OK224.75
Prosecutors Want to Jail Felicity Huffman for Up to 10 Months-141.6
Wild Sitcom Scandals That Got Big Stars Fired177.67
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s Relationship Secrets Exposed!9.7512.25
Wendy Williams’Staff Has Been ‘Walking On Eggshells’ After Sober House Confession031.33
Kate Middleton Goes On First Solo Appearance With Queen Months After Meghan Markle3.6722.17
Prince Charles Bares It All in Rare Bathing Suit Pics-0.422.2
Hollywood’s Ugliest Hooves — Big Stars Whose Feet Really Stink169.33
Jenna Bush Hager To Take Over for Kathie Lee Gifford on ‘Today’2.5730.29
18 Of The Raunchiest Political Sex Scandals Throughout History14.25
A Timeline of Wendy Williams’ Mysterious Talk Show Disappearance033.33
Princess Diana Had a Secret Daughter Before Tragic Death!0.50.5
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