Washington Times Bias and Reliability Overview

Washington Times is a daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. Established in 1982, it has a daily circulation of 52,000 and its website records more than 10 million visits per month. The newspaper was founded by Unification movement leader Sun Myung Moon and is now owned by Operations Holdings Inc. Ad Fontes Media rates Washington Times in the skews right 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 Washington Times’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 27.59

Bias: 15.91

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
The $15 minimum wage would most hurt the people it's intended to help10.7535.75
Parler's freedom from censorship comes at cost of users' privacy1323.67
'Victory smoke in the Capitol, boys': Affidavits reveal Capitol rioters trail of videos, media posts6.3327.67
Biden plan expands legal immigration, offers citizenship to illegal immigrants12.3334.67
FBI: Armed group plans 'huge uprising' in D.C. if Trump removed before Inauguration Day047.33
Black conservatives push back as Biden, Democrats allege racism in Capitol police response1423.67
Legal scholars 'perplexed' by Pelosi's push against Trump's nuclear codes-344
Facial recognition identifies extremists storming the Capitol15.6724.67
Trump defiant amid Capitol chaos: 'Remember this day forever!'042
RNC leaders stand by Trump's effort to remake party: 'Nobody's turning on Trump here'9.6734.67
Student-loan bailout violates basic morals: Pay your debts1636.5
First debate: Biden sows seeds of fear and offers little else22.3313
New Senate report reveals shocking corruption involving Hunter Biden21.1722
Biased against president? Debate moderator was intern to Joe Biden7.3337.33
Trump rips Democrats' anti-Catholic bias in Alfred E. Smith dinner address8.3339.33
Proud Boys, Black Lives Matter leaders hold joint conference: We 'denounce White supremacy'11.3346.67
Treasury reports rebut Biden's 'totally false' claims about Hunter's cash haul16.3324
Israeli tourism minister resigns to protest Netanyahu-546.67
Trump orders stop to 'White privilege' diversity training in federal government8.842.6
Democrats fuel post office panic with lies to win upcoming election30.2518.75
Border chief says illegal immigrants shirking duty to world by spreading coronavirus1832
Trump to sign 'Buy American' order on essential medicines11.6746
Portland mayor unleashes police on violent demonstrations2.446
Democrats acknowledge crisis at border, insist solutions lie elsewhere6.549
FBI searching for woman 'infatuated' with Columbine after threats4.549