No photograph is a representation of reality. They are always edited. The time the shutter is tripped, the focal length, the angle, all of these thing are choices that distort. Just being there is in fact a distortion. These are all questions journalists used to fret about, but now? Not so much. The Internet and other quickie technology have not enlightened the masses as one would hope. No, it seems that a general lowering of the bar in every human endevour is the new order.