Same scene, same time, different angles. Partisans will choose which to embrace.
As Josh Marshall put it at Talking Points Memo:
The photos appear to have been taken at nearly the same moment, but from two different angles. And they tell different stories.
As I said in my headline, these two photos contain an important lesson about assumptions and jumping to conclusions.
But that said and friendly smiles notwithstanding I see intentional cruelty, nearly of the Westboro Baptist Church variety. Here, they’re gathered outside a Houston restaurant to “protest” the meeting inside of the state chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a gun safety advocacy group formed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.