These media sources are moderate 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 information reporting 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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
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 interacting with the police and asserting their constitutionally protected rights. The website primarily offers video and photographic evidence of police abuses. It 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 in the Last 5 years
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 10/07/2022)
Last Updated on October 7, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check