Overall Score

The following scores are The Root’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 39.8

Bias: -10.6

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

Url Bias Quality
https://www.theroot.com/bernie-can-t-say-our-name-beto-has-no-shame-and-biden-1839159401  -6.0  33.5
https://www.theroot.com/chief-of-staff-mick-mulvaney-blows-up-trump-s-spot-on-u-1839152842  -11.0  40.5
https://www.theroot.com/doj-is-reportedly-making-its-review-of-how-russia-probe-1839344368  -14.3  41.3
https://www.theroot.com/donald-trump-still-salty-over-dashed-doral-deal-for-g-1839241488  -14.7  36.7
https://www.theroot.com/it-s-about-to-get-really-real-house-to-take-formal-vot-1839427278  -8.0  49.3
https://www.theroot.com/the-man-who-dissed-mitch-mcconnell-says-it-had-nothing-1839418468  -14.3  37.0
https://www.theroot.com/they-ll-erase-us-from-the-future-stacey-abrams-under-1839423881  -10.3  46.0
https://www.theroot.com/trump-announces-death-of-islamic-state-leader-abu-bakr-1839394929  -17.7  44.0
https://www.theroot.com/widow-s-pique-elijah-cumming-s-wife-maya-rockeymoore-e-1839193480  -6.5  38.5
https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/if-everything-is-a-lynching-nothing-is-a-lynching-1839298768  -3.0  32.0