Reader reaction to Reuters news
Thanks so much for printing the outcome of the basketball game I was going to watch tonight. No point in watching it now, is there? Guess I’d better avoid your website in the future.
We’ve received several e-mails similar to this one in the course of the Beijing Olympics.
I hear what you’re saying, but we offer our readers timely coverage of the Olympics as a news event, and that includes putting major news in our headlines.
As I write this reply, the AP’s lead online sports headline is US beats Argentina, shoots for gold Sunday. Likewise, the New York Times online headline says U.S. Men’s Basketball Advances to Final, and the Washington Post tells us U.S. Beats Argentina, Reaches Gold Medal Game. MSNBC carried it live. So clearly it’s very difficult to avoid learning this news, whether you come to reuters.com or not: GBU Editor
REUTERS photo by Lucy Nicholson