Interesting Journalism

In a post by Isabella v., she mentions that CNN has captioned a picture of a bunch of kids running in a road smiling (with flames and smoke behind them) “Iraqi children run from a fiery explosion”.  While its accurate, in that they’re running, the casual observer would read into it that they’re “running for their lives”, “scared”, and “fearful”.  None of which is actually depicted in the picture.

I’d love to know why they’re all smiling, or why CNN would use it in that context without explaining the “apparent” contradiction.

One reply on “Interesting Journalism”

I would think that the children are happy to be photographed. Or maybe they are too shocked to know what is happening.

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