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    mike101, kurt, eXtina, rja

    The cropped picture is not "just as bad".  In fact, it doesn't seem to imply much of anything.  But that's a red-herring, because cropping is just as bad, when you are purposefully leaving something out that reverses the point you're trying to make. Just because news organizations have always done this because it was the only technology available at the time doesn't make it right. It still turns news into propaganda.

    "The only thing we have to fear - is fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    by orrg1 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 at 08:44:47 AM PDT

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    •  Yes. How far should/can a news type (1+ / 0-)
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      organization go to create a narrative?

      But that's a red-herring, because cropping is just as bad, when you are purposefully leaving something out that reverses the point you're trying to make.

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      by mike101 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 at 10:38:24 AM PDT

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