Reader reaction to Reuters news
Why was this relevant?
Why is it relevant in this article, which is not a profile, that Soros has ‘Jewish roots?’
The answer is that it is not relevant, so why is a respected news organization like Reuters allowing it to appear?
Thanks for any explanation that you can provide.
I found this sentence curious because Mr Soros’ religion seems irrelevant to his economic opinions–unless, of course, one believes that Jews know more about money than gentiles. I could frankly understand mentioning his liberal politics or his opinions about George W Bush. But the fact that he’s Jewish? Strange indeed.
I agree. If we felt this detail was relevant we should have made the reason clear in our story. We didn’t: GBU Editor
George Soros, chairman of the Soros Fund Management and Open Society, speaks during an interview with Reuters in New York April 6, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton