Reported information is always distorted in one way or another – willingly or unwillingly.
Every time someone has narrated an incident in an area covered by CCTV, the CCTV playback always reveals significant differences from what was narrated.
Every time I witness an event, the reported story about the occurrence always leaves me amazed. The tangential deviation from reality is shocking.
This is why it is important to focus on the central themes of events.
“What”, “where” and “when” things happened is a more reliable data set than “how” or “why” it happened.
– Osasu Oviawe