The BP Rating

The Bipartisan Press rating and bias disclosure system is our unique way of identifying and disclosing the bias of each of our articles and authors.


The bias of an article is the side (left or right) that an article is written or slanted to support and the degree of the slant.

Our stance on bias is that its an inevitable part of any opinion based article. However, by disclosing the bias of each of our articles, we hope to state up front that we aren’t claiming to be non-partisan or unbiased.

To reduce the impact of human subjectivity when rating article biases, we implement a custom artificial intelligence based political bias classifier to rate the bias of our articles.  Due to the possibility of error though, this rating is human-assisted. You can read more about this here.

Author Political Spectrum

This graph shows an author’s personal point of view, but not necessarily the bias of an article.  We have our authors take the ISideWith test so we can accurately disclose what political stance they usually side with.

It’s important to keep in mind that while an author might be strongly liberal or conservative, the story itself might not be.