Reader reaction to Reuters news
A niggling concern?
US housing, confidence data point to recovery
In addition, President Barack Obama nominated Ben Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, removing some niggling doubt from investors’ minds. The move promised a consistent approach to monetary policy in the years ahead.
My suggestion based on the story tonight on housing and consumer confidence pointing to recovery. My request is that the editor play a greater role in the reporter’s choice of words. It doesn’t seem to be coincidence anymore of the use of the word “niggling” in the same paragraph as President Obama is mentioned.
It’s gotten old. It’s gotten racist.
I don’t know where you’re seeing all these references, but it isn’t in our copy. We used the word in three versions of the very same story. Before that, I have to go back for months to find it in a paragraph that also mentions Obama.
If you honestly believe you’re finding objectionable racial references in our stories about the president, then I suspect you’re looking too hard for them. They aren’t there: GBU Editor
U.S. President Barack Obama in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, August 26, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed