Tag Archive | objectivity

Media Manipulation

Is there a difference between these two statements?

BRITISH PILOT DENIES KILLING WOMAN

BRITISH PILOT ACCUSED OF KILLING WOMAN

I came across this headline in the BBC website a couple of months back and thought I’d dare to share my thoughts with the outside world.

It would be wrong to suggest that either of these statements are a lie, as they are both in fact true (given that there was a British pilot accused of or denies killing). But the first implies that he is possibly innocent and the latter implies that he’s possibly guilty. Although neither of these interpretations is untrue , they imply different things. Read More…