Is Politico a reliable source?
This is how independent third parties assess the credibility and media bias of this source.
Politico scores a total of 34 Plus Points and 10 Minus Points in our evaluation of journalistic quality.
This corresponds to a score of 72* resp. the grade B (good).
*: (34 + 5 BP) * 100 / (34 + 5 BP + 10 + 5 BP)
The breakdown of the points follows below.
This corresponds to a score of 72* resp. the grade B (good).
|very good||A+||> 89|
|A||89 - 84|
|A-||83 - 79|
|good||B+||78 - 74|
|B||73 - 69|
|B-||68 - 63|
|satisfactory||C+||62 - 58|
|C||57 - 53|
|C-||52 - 47|
|sufficient||D+||46 - 44|
|D||43 - 40|
|D-||39 - 37|
|poor||E+||36 - 33|
|E||32 - 30|
|E-||29 - 26|
The breakdown of the points follows below.
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Media Bias/Fact Check17 +, 3 -
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"its coverage has been described as leaning towards a left-wing,"
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Journalism Awards1 +
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