Reader reaction to Reuters news
Where is Los Angeles?
Singer Justin Timberlake (L) and actor Bradley Cooper wait to answer the phone during the “Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief” telethon in this handout photo provided by MTV on January 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Jeff Kravitz/MTV Hope for Haiti Now/Handout
Regarding the Haiti benefit, I’m curious as to why you refer to Los Angeles as Los Angeles, California yet you refer to New York City, New York as simply New York and London, England as simply London?
I am offended at the notion that you feel people the world over are too stupid to know that Los Angeles is in California.
I absolutely hate the inference. Thank you for ruining my quick glimpse into what is otherwise a heartwarming story in relief of a people so desperate for help.
As a lifelong Angeleno, I tell you that I despise your coverage and your insinuation of our inferiority to those places you hold in such high regard as those other cities and that I will do everything I can to further desist from accessing any of your coverage.
Signing off from Los Angeles, California,
It is our style to let Los Angeles stand alone, without California, but now and then when you move the volume of photos we did of that event, it slips in.
I have to say, if seeing California there actually “ruined” our coverage of that event in your eyes, you may have much bigger problems than inconsistent style guidelines.
BTW, I removed a number of misspellings and other serious typos from your e-mail before publishing it. You’re welcome: GBU Editor