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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: Reading the Pictures is a web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) educational and publishing organization dedicated to visual culture, visual literacy and media literacy through the analysis of news, documentary and social media images. Reading the Pictures is always well sourced, however there is strong use of loaded emotional language such as this: “Trump’s hellfire and brimstone and his baiting of N. Korea didn’t play well at the annual meeting of the United Nation’s General Assembly; neither did his inordinate need for attention. Certainly, the photographers made him pay.” Overall, we rate Reading the Pictures as left biased through wording and story selection and high for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 9/24/2017)