Vanity Fair Bias and Reliability Overview

Vanity Fair is a monthly magazine that focuses on entertainment, fashion and current events. It is a modern reflection of the original Vanity Fair published in 1859 in New York City. Today’s magazine was founded in 1983 and is owned by Conde Nast. It has five international editions and circulates to more than 1.1 million. Ad Fontes Media rates Vanity Fair as skews left in terms 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 Vanity Fair’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 35.72

Bias: -16.22

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
Is Marjorie Taylor Greene the Worst Person in Congress? An Investigation-12.2538.75
Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Now Has a Start Date-645.29
Oops: Jared Kushner Reportedly Created a Shell Company to Secretly Pay Trump Family Members and Spend Half the Campaign’s Cash-3.6743.73
Martial Law? Seizing Voting Machines? Trump’s Election Denial Is Only Getting More Deranged-11.3339.78
“You Are a Criminal”: The Double Standard of a Trump Pardon for Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht-7.3336.75
If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet, New Study Says-3.6748.81
The Forgotten F-Word in the Pandemic-8.6738.67
Republicans Are Worried Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Too Generous to the Unemployed-1937.72
The Trump Campaign Is Reportedly Plotting an Election Coup to “Bypass” a Biden Win-2029.39
Megyn Kelly Officially Out at NBC, $69 Million Richer-245.74
The FBI Director Just Blew Up Team Trump’s Anti-Antifa War Plan-1141.04
Even Jimmy Fallon Ripped Trump for His “Disaster” Axios Interview-10.6739.59
“He’s Gotten Stronger as He’s Gone On”: Biden’s Low-Key Strategy Could Soon Be Put to the Test-9.532.27
“Deals Are Ending in a Bidding War and Tears”: In the Hamptons, the Rich Are Buying Up Quarantine Mansions for the Whole Family-340.17
“What About Hope Hicks?”: Journalists Handicap Mueller’s Moment of Truth-10.2542.21
Fosse/Verdon: The Tragic Story of Bob Fosse’s Second Wife, Joan McCracken054
You’re Welcome, America: Workers Got a One-Cent Bonus Thanks to Trump’s Tax Cuts-17.2535.03
Trump Is Living in an Economic Fantasy World, Says Trump’s Economics Team-16.2530.56
Kellyanne and George Conway’s Cross-Platform Couples Therapy Is Getting Awkward-1733.15
All of Trump’s Humiliating Financial Lies Are About to Be Exposed-21.530.44
The Beto vs. Biden Cage Match: Who Can Convince Voters They Are Obama’s True Heir?-1629.78
“The Son of a Bitch Is Going to Run”: Kennedy, Carter, and the Last Time a Powerful Politician Challenged an Incumbent President of Their Own Party-1.7541.69
Trump: Kim Jong Un Is a Super Well-Adjusted Dictator-2624.9
Lindsey Graham Comes Clean About His Cringey Devotion to Trump-29.519.78
The Bernie Sanders Brain Trust Has Consciously Uncoupled-10.7545.54