Capitol Fax – Bias and Credibility

Capitol Fax - Least Biased - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.

  • Overall, we rate Capitol Fax Least Biased and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic


Capitol Fax is a daily political newsletter and website covering Illinois politics. It was founded in 1993 by Rich Miller, the editor. “Miller is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable and connected journalists in the Illinois State Capitol. His daily intelligence from inside state government and politics influences politics and policy throughout the state.”

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Funded by /  Ownership

Capitol Fax is owned by Rich Miller, who is funded by a $500 per year subscription fee for his newsletter, widely read by politicians and lawmakers in the state.

Analysis / Bias

We are only looking at the free content available on the website for this review. Capitol Fax has a blog written by Miller that is low biased and very well sourced from credible media. Along the website’s sidebar are newsfeeds from a variety of least biased and left-right leaning news sources such as Associated Press, Reuters, NPR, and Chicago Sun-Times. We could not find evidence of any failed fact checks.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Capitol Fax Least Biased and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 2/10/2018) Updated (05/20/2022)


Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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