The Bulwark Bias and Reliability Overview

The Bulwark is a news and opinion website created in 2018 after The Weekly Standard political magazine ceased publishing. It was founded by conservative commentators Charlie Sykes and Bill Kristol. The staff is made up of several editors and reporters from The Weekly Standard. The Bulwark is a project of the non-profit organization, Republic Affairs. Ad Fontes Media rates The Bulwark 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 The Bulwark’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 34.95

Bias: -9.42

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
Dare Trump to Testify-730.86
What Good Is Impeachment, Anyway?043.28
Reforms to Repair Our Democratic Guardrails-3.6734.73
The Avatar Rule of Politics Is Killing America-336.1
Goodbye and Good Riddance-136.47
No, Trump’s Presidency Wasn’t Worth It839.03
The Storm Next Time-1332.34
This Cult Is Ruining People's Lives-13.3324.01
An Administration Bookended by Lies-18.3332.02
The Falkirk Center: Liberty University’s Slime Factory-20.6730.07
Trump and His Yes-Men-7.6732.33
The GOP Is Abandoning the American Idea-1132.72
Jeff Sessions Just Told Us Who He Is-7.6735.33
Trump’s Mt. Rushmore Patriotpalooza-8.3328.01
It’s Time for a Declaration of Independence from Trump9.629.11
Public Diplomacy and the Risk of Overmoralizing0.6739.78
Defend Taiwan Now, or Lose it Forever3.3342.69
Bolsonaro’s Coronavirus Denial Could Sink the Brazilian Economy-3.6736.93
What Trump Wants from the Trade War and Farm Bailouts-1840.36
Throw the Book at the Rioters11.3336.08
Trump Is Too Weak to Be a Strongman-735.29
The Social-Media Tail Wags the News-Media Dog3.7540.21
How Far Can Trump Push America’s Military?-1038.39
Trump, West Point, and Immortan Joe-2029.25
Virginia Race Another Lesson in Trump-Era GOP Cruelty5.6738.37