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Editorial Review: Jul 2021
- Community Feedback: ratings
- AllSides has high confidence in this bias rating.
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About Breitbart News's Bias Rating
Breitbart News is featured on the AllSides Media Bias Chart™.
Breitbart News is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Right.
What a "Right" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Right display media bias in ways that strongly align with conservative, traditional, or right-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Right bias is the most conservative rating on the political spectrum.Learn more about Right ratings
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- Breitbart Rated Right in July 2021 AllSides Blind Bias Survey
- Breitbart Fact Check Section Also Shares Right Bias: July 2021 Editorial Review
Breitbart Rated Right in July 2021 AllSides Blind Bias Survey
In the July 2021 AllSides Blind Bias Survey, in which people across the political spectrum rated content from Breitbart without knowing the source, the average rating was Right.
A total of 1,279 people from across the political spectrum rated the bias of Breitbart. A majority of respondents rated it as Right, including a plurality of people in all bias categories. The second most common response from all bias categories was Lean Right.
Breitbart Fact Check Section Also Shares Right Bias: July 2021 Editorial Review
Community FeedbackFeedback does not determine ratings, but may trigger deeper review.
As of December 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Breitbart News. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Right bias.
As of August 2019, a small number of AllSides readers (7,950) disagreed with our rating of Right for Breitbart. Those who disagreed gave Breitbart an average bias rating of 27.6, meaning they believed Breitbart to be closer to a Lean Right rating. Community votes do not determine our ratings; they simply act as valuable feedback that our ratings may be off.
Confidence LevelConfidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.
As of December 2023, AllSides has high confidence in our Right rating for Breitbart News. Two or more bias reviews have affirmed this rating or the source is transparent about bias.
Breitbart has been involved in notable, often controversial stories, including:
- The ACORN 2009 undercover videos controversy. See details on Wikipedia, Christian Science Monitor, and Breitbart.
- The firing of Shirley Sherrod. See details on Wikipedia and articles on Breitbart.
- The Anthony Weiner sexting scandal.
- The “Friends of Hamas” story. See coverage on Breitbart and the New Yorker.
Click here to read our breakdown of accusations of misinformation against Breitbart.
Breitbart News Network is a politically conservative American news and opinion website headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with additional bureaus in Texas, London and Jerusalem. Breitbart was founded in 2007 by conservative commentator and entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart. It initially featured wire stories and direct links to a number of major international organizations. Since then, Breitbart has developed to include more original content, with website components including BigHollywood.com, BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com.
According to the 2014 Pew Research Study, Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum, a majority (79%) of Breitbart readers held political values to the political right or right-of-center. About 7% of Breitbart's audience held left or left-of-center political values (compared with 38% of all respondents to the survey). Roughly 14% of Breitbart's audience was considered to hold mixed or center-aligned political values (compared with 36% of all respondents to the survey).
Breitbart News Ownership and FundingFunding and ownership do not influence bias ratings. We rate the bias of content only.
Owner: Breitbart News Network LLC
Breitbart is owned by Breitbart News Network LLC. Andrew Breitbart founded and launched Breitbart.com as a news aggregator in 2005. After the death of Andrew Breitbart in 2012, Larry Solov became CEO and president of Breitbart News. According to BuzzFeed's Steve Perlberg; Solov appeared before the Standing Committee of the Senate Press Gallery in Nov. 2016 to secure official Capitol Hill credentials. In the meeting, Solov revealed that the owners are himself, founder Andrew Breitbart's widow, Susie Breitbart, and the Mercer family. Breitbart's family owns the largest stake.
Financing and ownership information last updated March 11, 2021 If you think this information is out of date or needs to be updated, please contact us.