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Media distorting our view of news

Published 19/12/2013

LAST week, we observed photographs of Michelle Obama being supposedly 'unamused' at her husband participating in a 'selfie' photo.

Only the most gullible will have believed a split-second photo is an indication of true feelings.

A similar distortion was displayed in suggesting Andy Murray was to 'snub' the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

Murray is focused on his annual Christmas training regime in Florida. To suggest his dedication should be interpreted as a snub is the media distorting the facts.

EUAN HOLT

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