Good, Bad, and Ugly

The wrong word…

May 26, 2011

Sheriff officers search house-to-house as they look for survivors or those who may of been killed after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri  May 23, 2011. At least 89 people have died in a monster tornado that left a path of destruction nearly a mile wide through the heart of of the city and directly hit the small Midwestern city’s main hospital. REUTERS

Radiation anxiety story

March 22, 2011

Radiation anxiety grows in disaster-struck Japan

By Shinichi Saoshiro and Kiyoshi Takenaka

TOKYO, March 22 (Reuters) – Global anxiety rose over radiation from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant even as engineers won ground in their battle to avert disaster from the world’s worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl.

Offensive headline?

March 21, 2011

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Felix Salmon’s blog is a low for Reuters.

I have no problem with his point or content – that is his choice to make.  But your choice to allow a sensationalized title, “Don’t Donate Money to Japan” is cheap attention grabbing at its best.

Oil spill victims?

June 3, 2010

Over 300 dead birds are likely Gulf spill victims

OIL-RIG/LEAKLOS ANGELES, May 24 (Reuters) – More than 300 sea birds, nearly 200 turtles and 19 dolphins have been found dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast during the first five weeks of BP’s huge oil spill off Louisiana, wildlife officials reported on Monday.

Salvaging food?

January 15, 2010


Bodies pile up after Haiti quake; aid jams airport

Looters swarmed a broken supermarket in the Delmas area of Port-au-Prince, carrying out electronics and bags of rice unchallenged. Others siphoned gasoline from a wrecked tanker.

Hijacked planes on September 11

December 28, 2009

U.S. says al Qaeda-linked man tries to blow up plane

gbu detroit delta 220It also is the latest in a string of terrorism-related plots in the United States over the past few months. Al Qaeda militants carried out the September11, 2001, attacks in the United States in which three passenger planes were hijacked.

Incident in The Netherlands

May 4, 2009

You report dozens of roadside bombings in Iraq or Afghanistan; yet if something terrible happens with one of your biggest allies, Holland, on one of their biggest holidays: Queen’s Birthday, you report nothing…

Vaccine, or no vaccine?

April 29, 2009

World closer to swine flu pandemic

Worldwide, seasonal flu kills between 250,000 and 500,000 people in an average year but the new strain worries experts because it spreads rapidly between humans and there is vaccine for it.

Flu-like symptoms?

April 27, 2009

Swine flu epidemic fear grows, world on alert

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Governments around the world rushed on Sunday to check the spread of a new type of swine flu that has killed up to 81 people in Mexico and infected around a dozen in the United States.

Not what we meant…

March 23, 2009

Montana plane crash kills 17, including children

The plane crashed about 500 feet from the airport while attempting to land and burst into flames.