Right Wing Watch Bias and Reliability Overview

Right Wing Watch is a website run by the People For the American Way, a nonprofit advocacy group founded by TV producer Norman Lear. The mission of the site is to monitor “the activities and rhetoric of right-wing activists and organizations in order to expose their extreme agenda.” Founded in 2007, the website is based in Washington, D.C. and often presents video clips of conservative commentators and groups. Ad Fontes Media rates Right Wing Watch in the hyper-partisan left category 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 Right Wing Watch’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 27.74

Bias: -19.12

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
Trump ‘Prayer Warriors’ Ask God To ‘Fight’ Chief Justice John Roberts If He ‘Refuses To Bow To You’-4.3342.59
E.W. Jackson Says Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff Are ‘Demonically Possessed’-5.3342.58
Sidney Powell Tells Religious-Right Activists Trump Can Use Emergency Powers to Postpone Inauguration-6.3344.23
‘F*** the Blue’: Proud Boys Sour on Police After Clashes at Oregon Protest-8.3341.23
Pressuring Pence: Team Trump Demands That VP Lead Congressional Coup to Keep Trump in Power-1139.22
The QAnon General: Tracing the Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Michael Flynn-11.3341.55
Trump Lawyer Cleta Mitchell Signs Letter by Hard-Right Leaders Urging GOP Senators to Contest Swing State Electors-12.3343.91
What to Expect From the Trump ​Fans and Bullies Coming to DC This Week-14.6741.63
Kyle Rittenhouse, Kenosha, and the New Far-Right Battleground-19.6726.56
Violence, Both Literal and Rhetorical, Marks Right-Wing Convergence on Washington, DC-23.3322.34
E.W. Jackson Says Parents Who Bring Kids to Drag Queen Story Hour ‘Need to Have Their Children Taken Away’-13.6728.05
Trump’s Lawyers Claim Proof of Massive Fraud; Prophets Declare ‘Red Sea’ Moment for God to Give Trump Victory-27.3330.65
Is the QAnon Fantasy Unravelling?-740.44
‘Walk Away’ Speaker Celebrates Proud Boys Violence, Talks of Civil War-20.6723.41
Rick Wiles Warns Left-Wing Activists to Flee Florida Because ‘We’re Coming After You’-21.6723.75
Rick Wiles Calls on Pennsylvanians to Rise Up and Chase Transgender Health Secretary Out of the State-23.6714.11
Mario Murillo Says Christians ‘Cannot Accept the Results of This Election’-1923.06
True the Vote Files Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania Officials, Offers Cash to ‘Incentivize’ Allegations of Voter Fraud-17.6730.83
Trump’s Prophets Continue to Insist He Will Get Second Term-2030.53
Josh Bernstein and Bill Deagle Are Ready to Wage Violent Civil War If Trump Loses-8.3346.35
Steve Bannon Tells Messianic Gun-Toting Conspiracy Theorists That the Left Wants to Steal Pennsylvania From Trump-1637.96
Josh Bernstein on Rep. Ilhan Omar: ‘This B*tch Should Be Executed’-30.6745.86