These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate PINAC Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that mostly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2007, Photography is Not a Crime, abbreviated to PINAC and published under the trade names PINAC News, is an organization and news website that focuses on the rights of civilians who photograph and film police misconduct and other similar activities in the United States incorporated in June 2014 as PINAC Inc. a Florida not for profit corporation. It was launched in 2007 following the arrest of its creator, Carlos Miller, a veteran news reporter, and photojournalist.
Funded by / Ownership
PINAC is published through theMaven Network, which is owned by digital veteran James Heckman. The website is owned by Carlos Miller and generates revenue through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, PINAC focuses on First Amendment issues that intersect with governmental oppression of those rights, normally by police officers. It also gives civilians tips on how to interact with the police and assert their constitutionally protected rights. The website primarily offers video and photographic evidence of police abuses and often uses emotionally loaded wording such as this Cop who Smiled for Camera before Beating Man over Smell of Weed won’t be Charged. This story is sourced through video and the Washington Post. They also frequently report on crimes committed by police and precinct wide coverups “I Beat the ever-living Fu*ck out of him:” Body Camera Captures Cop’s Admission.
Editorially, PINAC reports negatively on the police and supports police reform.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate PINAC Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that mostly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (11/29/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/12/2020)