I’m always amazed when I read an issue that’s marketed and reported completely differently from two sources. Its quite incredible how the same story can be portrayed in an entirely different light depending on what direction the author wanted to go.
And this is why you should always. check. your. sources.
Maybe I’m particularly sentimental to this issue in my own life since if I had listened to the misconceptions of others, then I might not have every made the greatest discovery of my life.
The issue I’m talking about today, though, is the newest news coming out of Uganda. I found this headline on CNN.com:
Woah! Crazy article there. Can you imagine what it must be like over in Uganda now? At least we have the developed world’s perspective. Interesting.
Now, flip over here to see this headline regarding a story on the exact same issue:
Only two kids? Ugandan attitudes towards homosexuals have a lot to do with their attitudes towards fertility.
Hmm, now that one seems to give a different perspective, one more likely to be of the country’s perspective itself.
I don’t claim to know all the details of this issue, but there you have it. Two completely different tales, from two different sources, with two different motivations?
Makes me want to think a lot longer than just twice before deciding what an certain issue is really about.
A loooooooot longer.