Saturday, April 10, 2010

Three Sides to Every Story

Remember when dealing with the news media that there are always, at the minimum, three sides to every story: his, hers and the truth.

I heard a woman named Julie Ann put a spin on this yesterday. She said the three sides are yours, mine and I-won't-tell-if-you-won't.

The lesson is we all perceive incidents differently, so your life experiences, memory, vision and hearing may effect the truth that you tell the public. Get as many facts as you can and be as accurate as you can, so that the truth you paint does not illustrate an unflattering picture of you.

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