(Caveat: This blog post has nothing to do with the Indian PM's Security fiasco.)
There is a Tamil saying
“kannal parpathum khadal ketpadhum poi ; theera visaripathey mei”.
English Translation: Eyes and ears deceive; in-depth analysis reveals truth.
Here are two examples come to my mind:
We all know how much Tucker Carlson of Fox News (on air) hates and criticizes President Biden and his son Hunter Biden. But the truth has come out that Tucker Carlson and Hunter Biden are close family friends. Hunter even wrote a recommendation letter to a college on behalf of Carlson’s son. And, Carlson intervened in an unflattering news story about Hunter Biden.
These appear to be at odds with Carlson’s public attitude toward Hunter Biden.
Another example. When Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and a few other leaders visited President Obama in the White House, here is the WH official photo release.
Hosni Mubarak was walking behind President Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel), Mahmoud Abbas (Palestinian Authority), and King Abdullah II (Jordan).
Here is how the Egyptian newspapers altered that photo and published it (as if Mubarak leading the other leaders):