TMZ Bias and Reliability Overview

TMZ (Thirty Mile Zone) is a website focusing on entertainment news. It is known for featuring celebrity gossip, interviews, videos and photos. Launched in 2005, the site was originally part of Warner Bros. but now is owned by Warner Media, a division of AT&T. Based in Los Angeles, TMZ is named after the 30-mile zone established by studios for filming in Hollywood. The site reaches an estimated 25 million each month. Ad Fontes Media rates TMZ as skews left in terms of bias and as most reliable 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 TMZ’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 39.62

Bias: -10.76

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
Pro-Trump Protesters Break Into U.S. Capitol, Congress Members Evacuated0.3351.88
Pro-Trump Protesters Break Into U.S. Capitol, Congress Members Evacuated0.3351.88
President Trump Getting Antibodies Treatment for COVID-19-6.3342.09
Nicki Minaj Gives Birth To First Child028.39
Amazon Says More Than 19,000 Employees Contracted Coronavirus-2.6737.08
Melania Trump Secret Audio, 'Give Me a f***ing Break' Over Border Separation-5.3336.56
Kenosha Sheriff David Beth Had Hateful Words for Black Suspects Arrested in 2018-1834.21
Neil Young Sues Trump Campaign Over Songs Played at Rallies-8.547.57
SpaceX Astronauts Return to Earth After 62 Days in Orbit047.68
Massive Explosion in Beirut Caused By 2,750 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate049.63
FBI Seize Guns from Jake Paul's Home, Raid Involves Scottsdale Protests045.13
Trump Wants Bubba Wallace to Apologize Over Noose 'Hoax,' Wallace Responds-19.3529.29
NYC Woman Who Called Cops on Black Man Fired From Job-16.3340.4
Wild Memorial Day Party At Lake of the Ozarks-9.6734.19
Elon Musk and Grimes Change Baby's Name to Comply with Law046.89
George Floyd Lawyer Ben Crump Says the Killing Proves It's 'Open Season on Black People'-17.6736.44
Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for Blackface Sketch on 'SNL' in 2000-341.32
Tristan Thompson Files Libel Suit Against Woman Claiming He Fathered Her Child-5.6744.77
Sofia Richie, Signs She May Have Split with Scott Disick, New Boyfriend?-5.6729.44
'Trading Spaces' Designer Frank Bielec, Dead at 72-646.44
Actor Fred Willard Dead at 86-5.6746.44
Brian Austin Green Says Megan Fox Got Bored So She's Hanging with Machine Gun Kelly-5.6728.44
Kobe Bryant Pilot's Rep Blames Fatal Helicopter Crash on Passengers-1.6731.59
'Ink Master' Star Daniel Silva Arrested For Murder After Crash Kills YouTuber Corey La Barrie0.3339.21
R&B Singer Betty Wright Dead at 66 After Cancer Diagnosis0.3346.88
Mike Pence Defies New White House Policy, Still Doesn't Wear Mask-13.6728.47