Everyone has heard the expression: there’s three sides to every story – yours, mine and the truth.
I recently came across this photo and claims of how it had been misused. It’s been suggested that Al-Jazeera and CNN cropped it to their liking with Al Jazeera making use of the first part of the picture and CNN of the second. But I have no record of this being accurate.
Nonetheless, the photo definitely can change the story behind it depending on the angle you take.
If you only see this part of the photo you’ll have a different story from…
… when you only see this part:
And you’ll take a different viewpoint when you see the photo in full:
Moral of the story: what you see it isn’t always the truth. Always look for the other two angles. And a reminder that there’s always a story behind the story.