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Hiding in a what?


I’m the father of Alexandra Peltre, who survived the attack on Utoeya, Norway. The information given by the journalist in this report is not correct!

She did not hide in a wardrobe after being shot, and she never said anything about a wardrobe when she was interviewed.

She was shot while trying to hide along the waterline. After being shot, she managed to swim a bit out from the shoreline, and when the gunman moved on, she managed to crawl back to land where she was laying next to a young man shot in the shoulder. The two of them shared a jacket or sweater for warmth.

The gunman was apprehended a short time later, and she received life saving first-aid by the police. There was not a wardrobe in sight!

The wrong results


Running hard, Perry a tough sell in New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (Reuters) – White House hopeful Rick Perry has hit New Hampshire hard since kicking off his bid for the Republican nomination, but the tough-talking Texan will struggle to win support in this early-voting state.

A poll done for the New Hampshire Journal this week showed Romney with 36 percent support, Perry debuting strongly at 18 percent and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann at 13 percent.

The wrong brothers?


Your article is incorrect regarding the inventors of hot air ballooning.

You state “inflatable aircrafts have been around since the Gondolfier brothers developed the first untethered hot-air balloon in 1782…

There were NO Gondolfier brothers!


Indeed. We fixed the reference to recognize the Montgolfier brothers: GBU Editor



Berlin mayor criticises nostalgia for Berlin Wall

Wowereit said the Wall, toppled in 1989, should serve as a reminder of freedom and democracy around the world. Church bells peeled while trains and traffic came to a standstill at noon across Berlin for a moment of silence for the victims.

In the story on Berlin’s mayor commenting on nostalgia for the Berlin Wall, it is stated that “…bells peeled…” Bells PEAL, not PEEL!

Missing information?


Pregnant San Francisco woman killed by pit bull

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A pregnant San Francisco area woman was killed by one of her pit bulls, her mauled body found by her husband, police said on Friday.

I was amazed by the report about the tragic death of the pregnant San Francisco woman.

What a difference an A makes


Obama says U.S. is still a AAA country

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a downgrade in the United States’ credit rating on political gridlock in Washington and said he would offer some recommendations on how to reduce federal deficits.

TI’m teaching English in Thailand… This header should say: Obama says U.S. is still an AAA country.

Please remove rapper…


Outkast rapper Big Boi arrested for drugs

MIAMI (Reuters) – Miami police arrested Outkast rapper and “Hey Ya” singer Big Boi on Sunday for possessing ecstasy and other drugs that the performer’s lawyer later characterized as “contraband.”

Big Boi didnt do the song “hey ya” as you just reported fyi. Andre 3000 (the other member of Outkast) did that song.

The wrong one…


Michelle Williams in “Marilyn” film gets NY debut

Williams has been nominated twice for Oscars for her work in “Brokeback Mountain” and “Blue Valentine,” but she has never one the world’s top film honor.



We fixed that, but ouch: GBU Editor

Michelle Williams, best actress nominee for her role in “Blue Valentine,” walks the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

To air is human?


Polanski, Madonna films to air at Venice festival ROME (Reuters) – Madonna’s film about King Edward VIII’s relationship with an American divorcee and Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” are set to be among highlights at the 2011 Venice film festival.

“To air” means to be broadcast over the airwaves, on television or radio.

These films will screen, play, premiere, and/or be shown at the festival. It’s an easy mistake to make if you don’t know the euphemism, but I wouldn’t want it to catch on.

Comments banned?


You have banned me from making comments on your site.

I have a right to free speech and expression. I don’t ask for my account back i demand it back.

If you don’t like the truth, then too bad. You allow gays/ perverts their opinions so I want mine.