The press continues to shape public perceptions, but people are starting to wise up to the fact that the press often has no idea what it’s doing (especially when it comes to military matters) and that it either outright lies or misrepresents through omission. The Confederate Yankee just found a photographic example in which the AFP was probably guilty of all three sins: military ignorance, affirmative misrepresentative and outright lies. Wow!
UPDATE: Turns out AFP got it right in the first instance. It was AP that lifted the photo and gave it a new, and entirely erroneous, caption.