The AllSides Media Bias Chart™ just underwent some updates. Check out our latest, Version 5, below:
Here's what's new in Version 5:
- Moved Fox News to Right. It was previously rated Lean Right, while its opinion section was rated Right. Now, both Fox News' opinion section and news content share a rating of Right. (Remember that we don't rate TV content, just online news). A Nov. 2020 Blind Bias Survey returned a Lean Right rating for Fox, but we moved them to Right in May 2021 after an Editorial Review determined their bias had shifted after the 2020 election. To learn more and vote on Fox's rating, click here.
- Moved USA Today to Lean Left. USA Today was previously rated Center. We shifted their rating after our latest Blind Bias Survey returned a Lean Left rating, as well as an Editorial Review.
- Added Deseret News, an outlet rated Lean Right. This is an initial rating, and few methods of bias verification have been applied — please vote on what you think of this outlet's bias here.
A recent Blind Bias Survey strengthened our ratings for ABC, CBS, and Reason magazine.
Some reminders about the AllSides Media Bias Chart™:
We don't rate accuracy or credibility. This chart speaks to political perspective only.
We use multipartisan, scientific analysis. We use multiple methodologies to rate bias, including Blind Bias Surveys, Editorial Reviews, independent reviews and third party data. View our bias verification list here.
Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating doesn't necessarily mean a source is neutral, unbiased, perfectly reasonable or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, or unreasonable. A Center rating simply means the source does not predictably publish perspectives favoring either end of the political spectrum — conservative or liberal. A Center outlet may omit important perspectives, or run individual articles that display bias.
We encourage people to read outlets across the political spectrum, not just Center outlets. There is rarely a perfect Center outlet — in fact, many of our Center outlets are somewhat Center-Left (such as NPR, BBC and AP), while a few are somewhat Center-Right (such as RealClearPolitics).
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