Joe Elbert, Washington Post assistant managing editor for photography, told ombudsman Deborah Howell smugly: "We don't use tools to change reality." Newsflash: You are the tools being used.
LOL........ that's great.
Newsflash: You are the tools being used.Half the truth is often a great lie. Benjamin FranklinIt is never possible to tell the whole truth; the field of view of your camera is selected and the time the picture is taken is selected. Once you have made those decisions you have embedded your own perspective in the story.
Civilians were intentionally being injured and killed in Israel by indiscriminate rocket bombardment by Hezbolla - but you were in Lebanon being taken on a guided tour of civilian casualties which were accidents from the POV of the Israelis but intended by the Hezzies who were using them for human shields. The very fact that you were in Lebanon at all under those conditions speaks volumes about your perspective.
Your presence in Lebanon changed the reality in Lebanon. The prospect of your presence in Lebanon change the reality there for the worse, since it was the hope that you would publish photos and eve fauxtos of Lebanese civilian casualties which motivated Hezbolla to keep civilians near their rocket launchers. Not change reality? You killed people.Bingo!
The fact that you preferentially report bad news means that you are bad news. You presume to define the public interest, yet you yourself are one of the worst special interests out there.