As a hobby photographer, I applaud to the skills of the journalist for taking the second photo.
As a news reader, I feel ashamed and disgusted for the journalist for distorting the truth.
As another example of media manipulation, Yahoo! News hosts a series of photos taken during the riots:
The first impression: 1) Almost all photos of Chinese Han people show that they carried sticks; 2) A majority of photos of Uighur people show women and children facing the police; 3) Photos of chaos and property damages, such as burned cars and shopts, etc. So what conclusion can you get from these photos? I bet you would say: it seems Han people are attacking Uighur people and causing all the chaos and damages, and the police is standing on the side of Han people.
Put the truth aside, and take a close look at the photos, you will notice: 1) not a single photo shows that Han people are attacking Uighur people; 2) not a single photo shows that Han people were burning car, shops, causing the chaos and damages; 3) all wounded look like Han people. Hmm, doesn’t this seem a bit contradict to the first impression?
I think you can get the idea on how the “free media” is distorting the truth now.