Reference to Gore
Gore likely to star at Democratic convention
WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) – Al Gore, long mocked as an exaggerating bore, seems certain to land a lead role at the Democratic National Convention as an internationally recognized defender of the Earth.
If this was an opinion piece, I would understand the statement, but as a news piece, this is a very sad example of biased editorializing. Most of the mocking and claims of “exaggerating” come from highly partisan opponents, and should be identified as such.
Overall, starting this article on such a negative tone degrades the professional integrity of Reuters as a legitimate unbiased media resource.
Only the nasty segment of the Republican party could be said to have “long mocked as an exagerrating bore.” That type of statement really has no place in a news article. If it was a Republican campaign advertisement then it should have been labeled as such. There is really no place for this type of yellow-journalism.
This is completely irresponsible, below the belt, nasty and unacceptable. No one, among Democrats, references Al Gore in that manner.
I always thought that Reuters was an unbiased source of news. I’m a journalism school graduate. We never would’ve gotten away with lines like that at the University of Georgia. Neither should Reuters.
How about leading your next story about G. Bush with: “the lying, drunken frat boy who openly defies the law and the constitution, and lies about wars he starts”?
Quite a few readers wrote in to object to this reference to Gore: GBU Editor
REUTERS photo by Jim Young