Fox News media bias rating is Lean Right.

Fox News has a Lean Right AllSides Media Bias Rating. AllSides rates Fox News Opinion/Editorial media bias separately, giving this section of the media outlet a Right media bias rating.

After conducting a 2017 blind bias survey, considering feedback from the AllSides community, and undertaking an Editorial Review of Fox News that included people from across the political spectrum, AllSides shifted its original media bias rating of Fox News from Right to Lean Right in December 2017.

The majority of the AllSides community disagreed with our original bias rating of Fox News as "Right" (12,896 agreed and 19,249 disagreed as of December 2017). Those who voted against the original rating recommended an average rating of "Lean Right" for Fox News media bias, which aligned with observations made by the AllSides editorial team. Further, results from our three most recent blind bias surveys (in which participants read and rate the bias of headlines without knowing which source they belong to) also rated Fox as "Lean Right," thus confirming the votes of the AllSides community.

Fox News' media bias is still noticeably conservative, particularly in regards to story choice, but its biases are subtler when it comes to word choice, especially when compared with sources like Townhall, Daily Wire, and National Review. On December 10, 2017, AllSides changed the media bias rating for Fox News from "Right" to "Lean right."

However, after analyzing Fox News' Editorial section, it became clear that its opinion pieces are consistently of a Right media bias. AllSides created a separate page for the media bias rating of Fox News Editorial, which we rate Right. AllSides Media Bias Ratings delineate between news and opinion when there is a distinct difference between the two. Other outlets for which we have provided separate news and opinion bias ratings include:

CNN Web News | CNN Opinion

The Wall Street Journal Web News | The Wall Street Journal Opinion

The New York Times News | The New York Times Opinion

NPR News | NPR Opinion

Fox News Media Bias Prior to December 2017

Many have claimed Fox News promotes conservative ideas and favors the Republican Party. The company has been accused of misrepresenting facts.

Prior to 2017, AllSides gave Fox News a bias rating of Right. Many AllSides users disagreed with the rating; those who disagreed gave Fox News an average rating of Lean Right, and closer to Right than Center.

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Fox News is a 24-hour news service founded in 1996 by Rupert Murdoch. It is a top five cable network and for over 14 years has been the most watched news channel in America.


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The AllSides Media Bias Rating reflects the average judgment of the American people.

The AllSides Media Bias RatingTM reflects the average judgment of the American people. We don't use a convoluted mathematical or artificial intelligence model, but instead have regular people representing the broad spectrum of Americans blindly rate the bias of articles. That produces a fair, verifiable bias rating.

This media bias rating was determined using the following levels of bias verification.

Basis of Rating:

Blind Survey
Third Party Data
Community Feedback
Editorial Review
Secondary Research

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Unless otherwise noted, this bias rating refers only to news articles on their web site, not from opinion pieces or what is broadcasted on TV or radio. The opinion writers from the same media source may have different bias ratings, so individual writers often are rated separately.