Raw Story Bias and Reliability Overview

Raw Story is a news and opinion website that covers national and international politics. Its mission is to follow underreported news and reject the “traditional media narratives of power and influence.” Founded in Boston in 2004, the website records more than 27 million visits per month. It is now headquartered in Washington, D.C. Ad Fontes Media rates Raw Story as skews left in terms of bias and as mixed reliability 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 Raw Story’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 33.12

Bias: -17.55

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
QAnon congresswoman announces ‘I’ve just filed articles of impeachment’ on Joe Biden – over debunked conspiracy theory-9.3338.89
QAnon lawmaker leads Tennessee Assembly in a moment of silence to mourn the end of Trump's presidency-2.6743.56
'None of it has come true!' Watch disillusioned QAnon follower admit she's starting to lose faith-0.3342.52
Trump's staff has lost the will to fight for him as he bitterly whines about being impeached again: report-18.6725.37
Twitter locks account of congresswoman who live-tweeted about Nancy Pelosi's location during riot-7.3339.72
America the undead: Trump's mob attacked a democracy already weakened by his war on reality-20.6727.68
Bar owner who hosted Donald Trump Jr is now in ICU with COVID — and wants to punch the president-1327.93
‘I’m tired of it’: Furious Fox News’ John Roberts blows up on the White House after contentious press briefing-14.3339.07
White House aide Hope Hicks tests positive for COVID — and had traveled directly with Trump1.3351.4
Hope Hicks’ maskless travel on Air Force One triggers speculation of White House outbreak-13.3343.36
Trump vows to keep the Navy SEALs from being accepting of women sailors-1138
Donald Trump has tested positive for coronavirus — and is at high risk-15.3344.02
‘Oh my god’: Morning Joe and Mika stunned Kayleigh McEnany may have knowingly exposed reporters to COVID-19-16.6722.21
Here’s why Chris Wallace blew it-23.1730.01
What happens next? Here are some reasons everything changed when Trump tested positive for coronavirus-15.7528.35
Conservative begs Mike Pence to be more of an adult than Trump in VP debate-19.3334.8
Internet reacts to Trump’s positive COVID-19 test: ‘Drop out of the race!’-1723.4
GOPer Loeffler buried in ridicule after threatening China for giving Trump COVID-19-16.3335.04
Trump’s COVID-19 infection is a ‘vivid demonstration of incompetence’: CNN’s John Harwood-12.3332.49
Trump-loving former Republican official who hated face masks dies from COVID-19-1638.46
Trump threatens to call off 2020 election with executive order saying Biden can’t serve as president-17.6739.83
‘This is fascism’: Trump riles up Minnesota supporters with racist attack on Somali refugees-24.6739.77
Ted Cruz blocks pre-existing conditions bill — two days after saying his party would always protect them-14.3345.08
RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel tests positive for COVID-19-3.6751.31
WATCH: Wolf Blitzer confronts Kushner about Trump retweeting ‘disgusting’ Biden conspiracy theory-11.6743.15