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. AllSides currently rates Breitbart's media bias as right, with a high confidence level.
As of August 2019, a small number of community members (7,950) disagreed with this rating. Those who disagreed gave Breitbart an average bias rating of 27.6, meaning they believe 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. In this case, AllSides believes its rating to be accurate.
According to the 2014 Pew Research Study, Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum, a majority (79%) of Breitbart readers hold political values to the political right or right-of-center. About 7% of Breitbart's audience holds left or left-of-center political values (compared with 38% of all respondents to the survey). Roughly 14% of Breitbart's audience is considered to hold mixed or center-aligned political values (compared with 36% of all respondents to the survey).
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.
More about Breitbart
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.