Slate Bias and Reliability Overview

Slate is an online magazine founded in 1996. It features analysis and commentary about politics, news, business, technology and culture. Slate has offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. It is owned by Graham Holdings Co. and managed by The Slate Group. Ad Fontes Media rates Slate in the skews 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 Slate’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 35.43

Bias: -16.13

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
Amazon Admits Drivers Sometimes Have to Pee in Bottles While on the Job-2.6746.69
Cancel culture history: I did not come up with this phrase—really!-142.66
A New Report Adds Evidence That Trump Was a Russian Asset-2225.49
Meghan Markle Was Never Going to Fix the Royal Family’s Racism Problem-19.6726.06
Trump journalist regrets: Six reporters who covered the rallies, the White House, and regular Americans on the weirdest things they saw.-6.3340.1
Even Mike Pence isn’t going to Donald Trump’s “farewell.”-11.2527.13
How Newsmax covered the siege of the U.S. Capitol.-1431.29
I begrudgingly admit that Tom Cruise is right.-731.54
Amy Coney Barrett may ban abortion, contraception, LGBTQ rights and more.-14.6728.97
Trump Calls on Federal Agencies to Nix “Divisive” Racial Sensitivity Training-11.7543.09
AOC’s 90-Second Speech Was Not Evidence of a Democratic Rift With the Left-20.3333.54
New York attorney general seeks to dissolve the NRA.-8.239.28
What Congress needs to do now to secure Election Day.-5.3342.31
This week, Rep. Pramila Jayapal became our eviscerator-in-chief.-20.6731.52
How much does Trump's threat to delay the election matter?-24.532.55
Herman Cain, Conservative Culture Warrior Who Opposed Mask Mandates, Dies of COVID-19-1836.13
The Supreme Court outlaws anti-LGBTQ employment discrimination in Bostock v. Clayton County.-19.540.68
Stop Bernie Sanders is not really a thing.-12.3334.49
Sean Spicer: Mother's Day "breifing" on special.-16.7526.36
The New York Post’s Awful Ilhan Omar Cover Makes Perfect Sense When You See Who’s Working for Them as a Consultant-2330.45
Introducing Charged, Emily Bazelon’s new podcast about Brooklyn’s gun court, from Slate.8.6737.48
New York’s Most Elite High School Admits Just Seven Black Students in a Class of 900-1044.3
The New Zealand mosque attacks show we need a global fight against right-wing terrorism.-19.2531.43
Democrats Have Long Been Terrified of the White Moderate. Elizabeth Warren Apparently Has No Such Fear.-18.6737.86
Supreme Court Disregards Due Process, Allows ICE to Detain Certain Immigrants Indefinitely-13.6733.5