Western Journal Bias and Reliability Overview

Western Journal is an online publication that presents news, commentary and analysis. Its mission is to focus on topics “that Heartland Americans care about” and “upholds traditional Christian values as articulate in the Bible.” The Journal, based in Phoenix, Arizona, includes content from Conservative Tribune, Liftable and The Wildcard. Founded in 2009 as Western Journalism, a project of the Western Center for Journalism, it is now owned by Liftable Media, funded by Floyd Brown, who also created the Political Action Committee, Citizen United. The website records 29 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Western Journal as hyper-partisan right 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 Western Journal’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 23.79

Bias: 21.99

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
New Jersey Governor Refuses To Rule Out Another COVID Lockdown16.6738.84
Biden Campaign Begins To Worry as Black, Latino Disaster Looms15.6727.89
Woman Behind Trump Steals the Show with Brilliant Rally Stunt29.6719.69
Biden Snaps, Calls Minnesota Trump Supporters 'Ugly Folks'2323.75
Someone Tried To Register Dozens of Dead People as Dem Voters in Key Swing State10.6738.86
Type Gibberish on Trump Campaign's Website, and You'll Get Taken to a Secret Roast of Joe Biden2228.14
Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Black Americans Want Police To Maintain Local Presence24.6726.31
Potential Biden VP Has Major Problems, Including Her Son Being a Massive Trump Supporter17.3331.08
Group Apologizes After Photo Captures Disrespect of US Flag at Boston Marathon1.554.8
Trump Skipping 'Boring' White House Correspondents' Dinner, Will Rally in Wisconsin Instead2035.19
Trump Donates Presidential Salary, Posts Photo of Massive Check to Homeland Security28.6730.62
Records Show FBI Was Probing Michael Cohen Long Before Raid10.2548.14
Elizabeth Warren Calls for Abolishing Electoral College So 'Every Vote Matters'13.6730.16
Breaking: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Trump on Immigrant Detention9.3343.52
AOC's Neighbors Reveal Truth That Could Shatter Her 'For the People' Image28.5315.66
'Cowboys for Trump' Trek to DC To Show Support for Border Wall with Hand-Crafted Gift for Trump24.3322.39
Democratic Governor Signs Bill Allowing State To Potentially Bypass Electoral College-3.3339.49
'Largest' Gathering of Young Latino Conservatives Meets in AZ: 'We Support Trump, We Want the Wall'26.6710.76
James Woods Nails CNN's Take on Mail-In Vote Fraud28.6221.66
Zuckerberg: Organizing Anti-Lockdown Protests on Facebook is 'Harmful Misinformation and We Take That Down'14.1445.46
Obama Uses Presidents Day To Take Credit for Trump Economy, Draws Fierce Backlash2726.33
VA Gun Protesters Kick Off Massive Rally by Making Their Message Crystal Clear - 'We Will Not Comply!'22.1730.07
Trump Responds: Sondland Testimony Means Impeachment Is 'All Over'18.3327.73
California Governor Pardons Three Immigrant Criminals To Help Them Avoid Deportation2425.6