Good, Bad, and Ugly

Are these real articles?

September 23, 2010

gbu prnewswire this 490

Have things gotten so bad in the news business that you will now publish press releases for UFO enthusiasts with the unaltered lurid headlines that their agents give you?

Where’s the irony?

September 23, 2010

Women trading Wall Street for Main Street

gbu irony 260CHICAGO (Reuters) – It’s ironic that the skills that make women effective on Wall Street also help them run their own businesses after they leave.

We put a Cork in it…

September 22, 2010

Drive from sea to sea but don’t stop to pee

IRELAND/The AA motoring group said it was unacceptable for drivers not to have anywhere stop for the toilet or a coffee for the entire 250 km (155 mile) journey between Ireland’s two biggest cities Dublin and Cork for example, even from a purely safety perspective.

A Kafkaesque error?

September 21, 2010

Florida pastor’s daughter: ‘he needs help’

SOMALIA/After leaving the community aged 17, Emma Jones said she returned in 2005 to find it had become insect-like.

It isn’t hydrogen…

September 16, 2010

Argentina sells DNA as world demands more beef

SLOVENIA/Once the semen has passed quality checks, it is diluted to make up to 300 doses that are kept in liquid hydrogen and sold for around $10 each. Garcia said the price can be much higher if the animal has a good breeding record.

Japan ship?

September 15, 2010

Pirates attack Japan ship, no crew injured-media

KENYA/TOKYO, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Pirates boarded a Japanese auto transport ship and robbed its crew off Indonesia late on Friday, but no one was injured and the undamaged ship resumed its voyage, Japanese media quoted the transport ministry as saying.

What sport is this, anyway?

September 14, 2010

Classy Durant ends 16-year long wait for U.S

BASKETBALL-WORLD/ISTANBUL, Sept 12 (Reuters) – World championship favourites the United States ended a long wait by beating Turkey 81-64 in the final Sunday to win their first title in 16 years thanks to inspirational forward Kevin Durant.

Real death threats?

September 13, 2010

US pastor backs off Koran-burning plan for now

USA-MUSLIMS/PASTORJones’ adult son Luke, who wore a handgun on his hip because of death threats against church members, told   reporters his father would fly to New York later on Friday.     

What’s burning?

September 13, 2010

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There is a widely distributed image credited to Reuters. Honest reporting dictates that you tell us what is burning in the background.

No sideburns here…

September 9, 2010

Florida pastor not backing down on Koran-burning

USA-MUSLIMS/“We are not convinced that backing down is the right thing,” Jones, a gray-haired, mustachioed preacher with mutton-chop sideburns and author of a book titled “Islam is of the Devil,” told a crowd of reporters in a brief statement made in the grassy yard in front of his stone-and-metal church.