Reader reaction to Reuters news
Vick vs. Kyrgyzstan
Hey, what the hell is the matter with you people?
Your headline reports Michael Vick pleads guilty to dog fighting and then on the same page, your photo essay involves closeups of sanctioned animal brutality. Chained up wolves being attacked by trained eagles? Isn’t that a little sick? I thought Reuters had class.
I note the single most prominent headline on your webpage reads: “Vick Admits guilt.” I also couldn’t help but notice another headline 1-2 inches from the Vick headline, which reads: “Nature vs. nature” – “More then 20 hunters with dogs and eagles take part in a national hunting festival in Kyrgyzstan.”
There is no way on Earth this is a mere coincidence. It is a clear attempt to insinuate that what Vick did is little different than what lots of red-blooded male sportsmen do for fun and recreation, pitting dogs against living creatures….for kicks…..for sport.
The “hunting festival” photos from Kyrgyzstan were disturbing, and one could debate whether they all belonged on reuters.com, but the photos were taken on the same day as the Vick verdict, thousands of miles apart, by pure coincidence, and no editorial message was intended: GBU Editor
REUTERS photo by Vladimir Pirogov