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 Pew Research, 79 percent of Breitbart’s audience reported having political views that are right-of-center.
Breitbart has been the 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.