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Reader reaction to Reuters news
Fans overlook Michael Jackson’s dark side
In the days following the self-proclaimed king of pop’s death on June 25 aged 50, reports of prescription-drug abuse have served as eerie reminders of the pharmaceutical cocktails that Presley was taking before he died in 1977.
I normally have great respect for Reuters, but I am disappointed in your lack of journalistic standards where Michael Jackson is concerned.
Where did the “self-proclaimed king of pop” come from in your “Fans Overlook Michael Jackson’s dark side??
Can you offer your readers evidence that Michael did proclaim himself King of Pop (and if you can, why didn’t you offer it?) or, as I suspect, did you just repeat something you’ve heard other people say without doing your own investigation?
‘Transformers’ $60.6 mln debut topples Wed. record
The effects rich, alien versus robot war movie, came close to eclipsing last year’s single-day debut of Batman movie “The Dark Knight,” which posthumously starred actor Heath Ledger and took in $67.2 million in domestic markets on its Friday debut.
In your article that compares the box office of the movies “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “The Dark Knight”, the writer claims actor Heath Ledger posthumously starred in his movie.
Correction….Allen was never married to Mia Farrow as you erroneously state.
I guess my question is: why don’t you have a more visible way to comment or correct stories? Had to dig for his and am not sure this is the right place…
Several readers pointed this out to us. We corrected. I’m sorry you had trouble finding a way to send us feedback. Obviously, it did reach the right place: GBU Editor
McCain defends Palin against Letterman
Letterman joked that a Palin daughter, presumably Bristol, 18, had sex with New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez during a baseball game the ex-vice presidential candidate attended. Bristol gave birth to a child last year fathered by her former fiance.
How could your journalists drag up the worst possbile photo from ages ago and report that she has pulled out of the tour when she has clearly been announced to be performing today again. We are very disappointed in reporting under the Reuters name that is so clearly tabloid negative hearsay.
“Concerns for her mental health…indeed.” No one has any insight on what is going on around her, thanks to her team of managers, family and doctors, so please go back to facts you really know are true.
Twilight” sweeps MTV Awards
Sweeping high above the studio on a harness, Cohen hit an obstacle, spun down toward the audience and landed face down in the lap of Eminem, exposing his naked bottom to both the white rapper and to millions of viewers watching the awards show live on television.
I was reading the story in curiosity of what happened at the annual debacle of the MTV Movie Awards and something quite curious popped up at me.
Poem by teenaged Bob Dylan up for auction
Note the supposed 1957 poem ‘Little Buddy’ by Bobby Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan, is actually a transcription of the Hank Snow song, ‘Little Buddy’ (lyrics easily googled).
Dom DeLuise dies at age 75
Your story about Dom DeLuise states that he was in the movie Blazing Saddles…he was not.
Billy Elliot’ leads race for top US theater honors
The best theatrical event award pits comedian Will Ferrell’s show “You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush” against entertainer Liza Minnelli’s “Liza’s at The Palace,” Cirque du Soleil’s “Slava’s Snowshow” and Chinese production “Soul of Shaolin.”
“Slava’s Snowshow” is NOT a Cirque du Soleil production. In fact it’s not even Canadian — it’s an Australian production. Doesn’t anyone check this stuff?
Colorado man arrested for shooting bounty hunter “Dog”
DENVER (Reuters) – A Colorado man was arrested on Wednesday after eyewitnesses claimed he may have fired a gun at reality TV star Duane “Dog” Chapman as the bounty hunter tried to apprehend him, police said.
Chapman, star of the A&E network’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” escaped unharmed, Whitlock said.