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Crouching Nude, hidden date?


First auction of Bacon nude could fetch $15 million

Bacon’s 1961 oil on canvas “Crouching Nude” is one of his large-scale paintings and is feted for its ominous, brooding atmosphere in which the distorted female model grins grotesquely.

I was very disturbed by the apparent fact checking gap in your reporting of the sale of the Francis Bacon painting the crouching nude. The piece dates the work in 1961 and repeats that several times.

All the resources I can find date the work as 1952. I rely on your reporting to be accurate and well researched yet this looks like a case of internet quick reporting with little fact checking.

Please show me I am wrong. I will still be an avid reader of the service but now will fact check your work to insure accuracy. I am at present disappointed. in your editorial staff.

Lost in the woulds?


Pastor regrets posting baby pat-down photo on Twitter

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 11 (Reuters) – The Reverend Jacob Jester said on Wednesday he wishes he never would have posted a picture on Twitter of a baby being patted down by security agents at Kansas City International Airport.

Your reporter needs a lesson from his editor on the use of the past conditional tense.

Word draws bad reax….


This is your title. Mideast reax to Bin Laden death. How about REACTS !!!!

I can’t believe your moronic grammer and spelling!


Ugh. We shouldn’t be using words like that, this isn’t “Variety.”  We fixed the headline.

BTW, speaking of spelling, you probably meant grammar: GBU Editor

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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.

Taking centre stage…


St. Pierre turns hockey-mad Canada into MMA mecca

While such a statement borders on treason in hockey-mad Canada, White’s boast cannot not be simply dismissed with St. Pierre set to headline the biggest mixed martial arts event ever held in North America Saturday at a 55,000 seat Rogers Center that sold out in a matter of hours.

That should be “Rogers Centre” not “Rogers Center.” For a large Canada-based news organization, that type of mistake shouldn’t happen…

Brutal murder?


Five women brutally murdered in Mexico beach resort

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Five women, all apparently connected to a beauty parlor, were found brutally murdered in the Mexican beach resort of Acapulco on Saturday morning, state police said.

The semi-naked and bound bodies of two women and a 14-year-old girl were discovered in the salon in the early hours of Saturday morning. All three had their throats slashed.

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?

Not all Palin supporters?


Palin returns with feisty, anti-establishment speech

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Conservative Sarah Palin returned to the U.S. political arena on Saturday after several months absence with a feisty speech attacking both the establishment Republican Party and Democratic President Barack Obama and proclaiming “the 2012 elections begin here.”

In a move apparently aimed at keeping her name in the running for the Republican nomination in next year’s presidential election, Palin addressed several thousand people in Wisconsin, a state bitterly divided by a political fight over union rights.

Oh! Kolkata!


Indian state election expected to end Kolkata’s 34-year communist rule

As dawn broke on Monday, scores of voters formed queues outside one unopened booth, excitedly showing their identity cards to security personnel in Siliguri, 370 miles north of Kolkata. Once one of the richest cities in Asia and the capital of the British empire in India, Kolkata has become a byword for poverty and has stumbled behind the new modern India of IT cities such as Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Can you please justify your comment on the article – “Kolkata has become a byword for poverty.” Since when this has happened, I would really like to know.

Say what?


Critics chime in on Lady Gaga’s latest single

MUSIC-GRAMMYS/LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Lady Gaga has done it again. The singer, whose lyrics like to toe the controversy line, released “Judas,” the latest track off of her new album Born This Way on Friday — a few days earlier than its originally scheduled April 19 drop date.

It appears the author and editor misunderstand the meaning of the idiom “toe the line.”