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Reader reaction to Reuters news
Today, Reuters released a report concerning Anthony Weiner and his resignation. Today’s headline reads “Amid scandal, US Republican Weiner steps down”.
This glaring error could be chalked up as a reporter who did not research the topic of their report or was rushing to get a story out. Today’s headline can not be explained away that simply since this is the second time, in less than a month, former Rep. Weiner has been identified as a Republican in a Reuters headline.
Proving the same incorrect headline twice can no longer be considered a lazy error by a journalist and moves into the realm of an overt attempt to sway public opinion at best. At worst, this is an overt attempt to tarnish the reputation of the Republican Party.