OAN Network Bias and Reliability Overview

OAN Network (One America News Network) is an independent media company owned by Herring Networks Inc. Its platform focuses on conservative news and opinion. Established in 2004, its primary production operations are in California and Washington, D.C. Ad Fontes Media rates OAN Network as hyper-partisan right in terms 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 OAN Network’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 19.59

Bias: 23.10

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
Multiple reports, eyewitness accounts indicate Antifa24.6715.41
Multiple reports, eyewitness accounts indicate Antifa24.6715.41
Chicago Police Union President: Far-left infiltrated Capitol protests20.3324.24
Chicago Police Union President: Far-left infiltrated Capitol protests20.3324.24
Evidence emerges of Antifa infiltrating Capitol Hill protests25.515.43
Evidence emerges of Antifa infiltrating Capitol Hill protests25.515.43
Cyber Analyst on Dominion Voting: Shocking Vulnerabilities30.255.98
Trump Campaign: Thousands of mail-in ballots invalid, should be tossed22.610.49
Trump attorney Sidney Powell says election results ready to overturn20.6732.81
Report: Nev. election officials failed to verify 89% of mail-in signatures2720.82
Christina Bobb: Summary of the current state & Trump’s likely court victories31.6716.83
Mass voter fraud in Calif. tied to MS-13 gang, occult author2.6746.1
Pa. judge rules late-arriving ballots shall not be counted2815.96
Maricopa County Republican Chairwoman resigns after failing to attend ballot tabulation test6.6736.7
Rep. McCarthy: President Trump to win four more years in office22.835.16
Sen. McConnell: Election may be decided in courts22.417.77
Federal judge orders USPS to take extraordinary measures to deliver mail-in ballots047.25
President Trump, First Lady test positive for COVID-19448.25
President Trump hosts rally in N.C., pledges to pick a woman Supreme Court nominee15.6739.75
Second Amendment activists march in Richmond, Va.26.541.45
Vice President Pence: Biden to enforce far-left, anti-American agenda13.3336.54
Chicago Police Dept. mourns loss of Deputy Chief Dion Boyd754.54
President Trump defends use of hydroxychloroquine8.6746.23
Rep. Jordan: Big Tech is out to get conservatives939.01
House subcommittee hearing focuses on sexual harassment, perceived retaliation at Fort Hood-148.62
Press Secy. McEnany: Local authorities have lost control of violent protests in Democrat-run cities21.2225.67
https://www.oann.com/attorney-general-barr-rules-illegal-immigrants-must-be-detained-during-deportation/4.3349.94
https://www.oann.com/scotus-gives-pres-trump-victory-on-immigration-upholds-push-to-detain-illegals/11.6744.52
https://www.oann.com/secretary-of-state-pompeo-meets-with-vietnamese-foreign-minister-deputy-prime-minister/4.3349.06
https://www.oann.com/white-house-issues-prospective-veto-of-national-emergency-block/29.6716.89
https://www.oann.com/eu-ambassador-testifies-white-house-state-dept-supported-push-for-ukraine-probes/30.523.83