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Obama pays tribute to liberal Edward Kennedy
MIDDLETOWN, Conn., May 25 (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama, seen by some as the heir to the Kennedy family legacy, praised Sen. Edward Kennedy as a champion for the poor and struggling, as he stepped in for the ailing Massachusetts senator at a graduation ceremony.
I don’t understand Reuters decision to include the “liberal” label to describe Senator Kennedy in the headline. The “liberal” label seems totally irrelevant to the content of the article.
By labeling Senator Kennedy as “liberal”, Reuters reflects a not-so-subtle conservative bias, not only against Senator Kennedy, but, by association, against Barack Obama as well. Shame on you, Reuters. You should know better.
Several readers questioned the word in this context. The headline originally referred to “liberal icon Kennedy,” which seems more appropriate, but then icon got dropped in the editing process: GBU Editor
Italy’s Bartoli cruises into third round in Berlin
Your headline and story are incorrect. Marion Bartoli is a French tennis player, not Italian.
Devil Rays sweep Red Sox with 3-0 win
The headline on this article is so WRONG!!! Did your editor even READ the article?? Did he LOOK at the headline?? The team is no longer refered to as the “Devil” Rays. They have dropped any reference to Devil from the stadium, uniforms, locker room, everything.
Obama hits out at Clinton for negative campaign
What does “hits out” mean? I’ve never used “hits out” in my life and I have never heard anyone use it.
U.S. forces free AP photographer in Iraq after 2 yrs
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer working for the Associated Press in Iraq was freed from U.S. military custody on Wednesday after being held without charge for two years, the news agency said.
Your headline should have read, “U.S. forces release AP photographer in Iraq after 2 years.” Funny how this small change makes what really happen so much clearer. Was this “Spin” to obscure the real facts, or an oversight?
I read with interest your article on the heartfelt words of the Pope at 911′s ground zero. I found nothing in the article to substantiate your headline, which implies the Pope was seeking absolution for the 911 terrorists.
Ajemian pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of disorderly conduct after prosecutors withdrew charges of aggravated harassment and stalking, misdemeanors that are punishable by up to 90 days in jail. The guilty plea allowed him to avoid a trial.
The headline of your story seems incorrect, since the body of the story says they withdrew the stalking charge.