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The wrong ethnic group


Two dozen charged in Midwest Hmong gambling and drug ring

MILWAUKEE, June 2 (Reuters) – Twenty-four people were charged Thursday with federal drug trafficking and gambling offenses in a ring that stretched from the Pacific Northwest to Minnesota, Milwaukee and northern Illinois.

Following a year-long investigation, the defendants, all of Hmong descent, were charged with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, and 13 were accused with operating an illegal gambling business, said U.S. Attorney James Santelle.

Today, your reporters wrote an article about a drug/gambling ring bust. You specifically stated these individuals are of Hmong ethnic descent.

Well, seems your reporter needs to get his facts straight before he splashes an ethnic group all over the Internet. The names of these individuals were released, and these people are not even Hmong. Please retract this article, and correct the information.

He’s not a Republican…


Republican Weiner uncertain whether lewd photo was of  him

Anthony Weiner is a DEMOCRAT … YOUR HEADLINE implies he is Republican.


Great reporting, folks!


That was a very unfortunate one. The original headline said Rep. Weiner, meaning Representative, but on an online product it was changed to Republican.

We corrected it of course, but lots of people saw it: GBU Editor

U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) questions a witness at the U.S House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations about the health effects of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, September 8, 2006. REUTERS/Nicholas Roberts

It’s going to cost him more than that


IRS agent gets three years prison for filing false returns

An Internal Revenue Service agent was sentenced late on Wednesday to three years in prison for filing false tax returns for himself and unwitting relatives whose tax refunds he then stole, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

The IRS revenue agent, Albert Bront, 51, formerly of Santa Clarita, California, also was ordered to pay more than $12,000 in restitution to the government.

The wrong Lewis…


Somebody might want to sort this story out. Jerry Lewis and Jerry Lee Lewis are not the same person.


Indeed. We fixed it, but ouch: GBU Editor

U.S. rock and roll and country music singer and pianist Jerry Lee Lewis performs during his concert in Budapest October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/Files

Osama, Obama…


U.S. commandos knew bin Laden likely would die

Brennan said the commandos were prepared to capture Obama alive, but they knew that was a remote possibility.

It should say… to capture “Bin Laden” alive. That should be fixed.

What does editing mean?


Royal wedding snapshots: Naked Kate, but no glitter balls

In particular, courtiers are said to have shuddered over her suggestion to erect glitter balls in the throne room where a post-weeding breakfast disco is going to be held. Public-spirited organizers are throwing 5,1000 street parties with Streets Alive, a community relations group, estimating that each will cater for between 80 and 100 residents. Whitehall sources revealed that ministers were bit consulted by courtiers over a decision to exclude the two former Labor prime ministers from Friday’s guest list.

This article lists an editor at the bottom. What exactly does “editing” mean?

A state of confusion?


Sensient Technologies ups 2011 earnings outlook

USA/Shares of the Milwaukee, Illinois-based company closed at $36.82 on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.

The Company is headquartered in Milwaukee, WISCONSIN.


Indeed. We corrected it: GBU Editor

A cyclist tries to ride during a blizzard in Milwaukee, Wisconsin February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Hauck

He shot it where?


How small business can avoid becoming the next GoDaddy

gbu parsons 300CHICAGO (Reuters) – Social media is great for spreading the word but sometimes its content can become the elephant in the room, quite literally.

Just ask Bob Parsons, the flamboyant founder and CEO of Web hosting site GoDaddy, who posted a video link of his elephant shoot in Kenya on his Twitter account last month.

Typo on the tablet?


gbu app grab340Tusnami kills school children?

There is a typo in there. Orherwise, the app is real nice.


Very strange. That typo was corrected and updated on all of our other platforms, but for some reason didn’t show up on the iPad app.

As you say, apart from that the tablet app is very nice, and will be even nicer in a couple of months when it includes our Analysis and Opinion pieces: GBU Editor

New, not North…


Colder cities among top U.S. retirement places

OBAMA/Only five cities in the list — Tucson, Arizona, Albuquerque, North Mexico, Charleston, South Carolina, Jacksonville, Florida, and San Antonio, Texas are in the southern-most part of the country.

Just FYI, N.M. is New Mexico, not North Mexico.


Indeed. We corrected: GBU Editor

U.S. President Barack Obama visits the home of Andy and Etta Cavalier to discuss ways to jump start job creation and strengthen the middle class while in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing