And when you see that, outside of the editorial pages, it is "wrong". That's what I learned in school.
Yeah, then I graduated college taking a job as a newspaper reporter with all the journalist idealism I could muster.
After over a year of covering local city politics and public safety agencies, I discovered that no matter how I tried, somehow a story I wrote six months ago did have a slant if only because there was only so much room for the story plus I honestly heard and saw things differently than many others heard and saw them. Idealism gone, I went on to other things after 18 months and today accept serious-in-the-field news reporters as just people trying hard and the folks we see on TV mostly sitting in chairs as entertainers.
In more recent times studies have determined that the only thing consistently less reliable than an eyewitness is...nothing. And camera's have a limited breadth of vision and audio pickup, and pause and on and off buttons, not to mention the ability of an editor to modify the video after the camera's off.
Frequently what witnesses and cameras didn't see and hear is more important than what they did see and hear. Most of the time I assume that I must really work to find out "the rest of the story," to borrow a phrase from the late Paul Harvey
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