For example, let's take articles referring to the crisis of global warming (before seasonally inappropriate cold weather forced proponents to switch to the term "climate change").
Such articles often included the image of a polar bear scrambling onto a broken ice floe.
Accompanied by a caption proclaiming that a warming environment is causing polar bears to lose vital habitat, this impressed upon readers the crisis of global warming.
In truth, polar bears alternate between the sea and the land.
They can't stay in the water forever.
Heaving its massive body from the water onto a floating piece of ice isn't a graceful or smooth act.
So all the photographer needs to do is capture the moment a polar bear exits the water via floating ice...and there you have the desperate image of global warming melting the polar bears out of their natural habitat.
Many of us are all too familiar with the shenanigans of manipulated media images & weaselly captions regarding frum Jews or Jews living in Eretz Yisrael.
Arguably, the most infamous example is that of a brave Druze IDF soldier threatening terrorists with his baton to protect a bleeding religious Jewish youth who just escaped their attack — and this photo was labeled to make it look like a Jewish soldier beating a Muslim youth.
Despite how easy it is to manipulate & mislabel images, consumers continue to allow themselves to be misled.
So I decided, using free & legal images easily downloaded off the Internet, to show how easy it is to present the wrong impression using well-timed or manipulated photos and misleading captions.
Hopefully, those in the dark will wake up.
And those in the know...will hopefully enjoy a good laugh.
"As a result," stated zoologist Esme Poppykopf, "we've seen a massive spike in stress-related penguin anxiety, including stiff necks caused by constantly needing to keep an eye on a polar bear crouching way too close for comfort. And usually, penguins are perfectly content with a diet of fish, krill, and squid. But recently, we've started needing to defend our cache of fatty carbohydrate-laden comfort foods from penguin stealth-raids."
Local researchers report a serious decline in their supplies of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, microwavable popcorn, and supersize candy bars — traces of which were found in penguin nesting areas.
You should get one for your dog & make him (or her!) wear it.
Scientists attribute the cause to global warming.
SAVE THE PLANET!!!
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I'm hoping one of the major media outlets will hire me after seeing this compelling portfolio.