I've seen a few of these in various situations. It makes me wonder what is going on in the mind of someone who manipulates a story in this way. I presume the 'benefit' to the media outlet is traffic, or clicks - in other words revenue, in which case shame on the media folks who perpetrate such practices. As normal folks, we need good quality information to make up our minds about how we should individually, and therefore ultimately collectively act in various circumstances, such as a pandemic. When parts of the media manipulate the 'angle' of a story by choosing a different point of view to take a photograph, or by putting two and two together to make five or by just lying - they damage all the media. We should be pushing back against this - hard, because for a democracy to work well, we all need good information.
gadget freak and