Reader reaction to Reuters news
Fellow Iraqi turns tables on Bush shoe-thrower
Zaidi’s own outburst summed up the feelings of many Iraqis about the U.S. military invasion of their country and the ensuing bloodshed and sectarian killing.
You’re supposed to be impartial journalists, and this is the the way you describe the Iraq war?
Describing it as an “invasion” invokes very obvious partisan bias. Most of the U.S. considered it a liberation from the brutal dictatorship of Hussein. Even if you personally disagree, the tenets of basic journalism call for you to withhold your opinion from “news.”
Your blatant liberal bias makes you unfit to report the news. I recommend an swift dismissal of the editor who allowed this garbage in favor of one who actually understands the concept of objective journalism.
Sorry, but I disagree. No matter what your opinion of the action itself, it’s difficult to argue that it wasn’t an invasion: GBU Editor
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) ducks after a man threw a shoe at him during a joint statement with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (R) in Baghdad, December 14, 2008.