It's been a while since I quoted "Shrek."
But every now and then, I like to recount one of my favorite scenes in the original movie. It's the one in which the title character explains that "there's a lot more to ogres than people think."
"Example?" Donkey responds.
“Example … uh … ogres are like onions,” Shrek says, holding up an onion that Donkey sniffs.
Donkey: “They stink?”
Shrek: “Yes. ... No!”
Donkey: “Oh, they make you cry?”
Donkey: “Oh, you leave ‘em out in the sun, they get all brown, start sproutin’ little white hairs.”
Shrek (peeling an onion): “No! Layers. Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.”
I've used this analogy before, but too many news stories lack layers.