It's always interesting to see things put in their proper context. Consider this photograph of an ambulance rushing to the aid of some innocent bystanders, from the Associated Press:
Obviously, we're to assume that someone is truly in need after seeing this picture. You'd be surprised, though, to discover the true
context of all of that smoke in the background:
In other words, the Israeli Air Force launched an attack on a legitimate military target
. Imagine the shock!
Alas, the truth not always as simple as the emotional appeals make it appear to be. At the time of writing, I haven't seen any photographs on the wire of any strike on a car, and these are generally fairly well-documented. If I run across any, I'll be sure to update things here—until then, I'm writing that little nugget of information off as a lie, as the evidence available in this second photograph contradicts it pretty strongly.
As an aside, you might have noticed that I redacted a portion of the caption in both of these photographs. This is because the source
of the information that went into these captions is very
amusing. For your enjoyment, here is what's missing from the above captions:
militants and a health official said.
Glad to see that the Associated Press considers militants to be a trustworthy
source of information. Or, at least, as trustworthy as "a health official." Journalistic integrity, indeed.
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