Newspapers can always slant their articles slightly by their choice photographs. Two recent examples came in NY Post articles about Obama.
The first article, from two days ago, was headlined Obama says US less racially divided and used this photo:
This is not a picture selected to inspire confidence. Obama actually looks as if he's telling a whopper. And an upraised finger often hints at an arrogant, pedantic personality.
The second article was headlined, Soldiers' dream wedding forced to move for Obama's golf game. The story didn't turn out to be particularly damning: Obama didn't schedule his own golf game, had no idea about the planned wedding, and personally phoned the couple afterward to offer both his apologies and congratulations.
But, the Post used this photo to go along with the article:
If all you saw was the headline and the picture, you'd be left with the impression that our self-involved President was running roughshod over other peoples' lives in order to indulge his own leisure time pursuits -- pursuits he seems to be a tad egotistical about.
These photos haven't been retouched or anything like that. But they were selected for effect.