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The wrong decision…


HTC Corp Will Appeal ITC’s Decision Against Apple Inc. On Patents-DJ

Dow Jones reported that HTC Corp plans to appeal a preliminary ruling on Friday by the U.S. International Trade Commission that the company infringed on two Apple Inc. patents. There is an error in your headline.”HTC Corp Will Appeal ITC’s Decision Against Apple Inc. On Patents-DJ” should read “HTC Corp Will Appeal ITC’s Decision In Favour of Apple Inc. On Patents-DJ”  


Indeed, our headline got it wrong. We did a correction: GBU Editor

The iPad 2 with a Smart Cover is shown in use in the demonstration area after the iPad 2 launch during an Apple event in San Francisco, California March 2, 2011. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

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He’s still not a Republican


Today, Reuters released a report concerning Anthony Weiner and his resignation. Today’s headline reads “Amid scandal, US Republican Weiner steps down”.

Reuters writers should be very aware that former Rep. Weiner is not a Republican and is in fact a Democrat.

An angle that didn’t belong


Pope’s Berlin mass moved to Nazi Olympic site

BERLIN (Reuters) – Pope Benedict’s mass in his homeland has been moved due to high demand, the Berlin archdiocese said on Wednesday, and will now take place in Berlin’s Nazi-built Olympic Stadium.

I was really disappointed when I was reading this article.

What is the sense or the ulterior motive of the first part? That it will be a nazi-like event with red flags and torches and so on?

Should we sanction this word?


U.S. sanctions 3 firms owned by Libyan government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States Thursday sought to increase pressure on the Libyan government by imposing financial sanctions on three companies owned by Muammar Gaddafi’s government.

London-based Dalia Advisory Ltd, Libya’s state broadcasting company and Lafico Algeria Holdings, an Algeria-based subsidiary of the Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company, were added to the U.S. sanctions blacklist.

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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Gaining ground, losing ground…


Canada’s Conservatives lose ground in poll

CANADA-POLITICS/TORONTO, April 3 (Reuters) – Canada’s ruling Conservatives lost a bit of ground in an opinion poll released on Sunday, while still remaining in territory that might hand them a majority in Parliament in the May 2 federal election.

The Nanos Research tracking poll of results over three days of surveys put support for the Conservatives at 40.7 percent, down from 41.3 percent in Saturday’s survey. Support for the Liberals fell to 29.4 percent from 30.3 percent.

Not what happened…


Wisconsin Senate passes public-sector union ban

USA-WISCONSIN/Madison, Wis., March 9 (Reuters) – Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday side-stepped a boycott by opposition Democrats and approved curbs on union powers in a case closely watched by Americans as a test of labor rights.

Your article published March 9 is titled “Wisconsin Senate passes public-sector union ban.”

Bad headline…


Air Canada flies lesser passengers in Feb

AIRCANADA/I think the correct word is ‘fewer’ not ‘lesser’ in the headline. Better editing please.


Yikes! We corrected, of course: GBU Editor

Air Canada aircraft at the terminal at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia February 10, 2011. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Buxom actress dies?


Buxom actress Jane Russell dead at 89

PEOPLE-JANERUSSELL/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” movie star Jane Russell, who became a controversial Hollywood sex symbol, died on Monday at the age of 89, her family said.

I was very disturbed at the title “Buxom actress Jane Russell dead at 89″ for your news article about her death today.

The wrong year…


Giuliani ponders 2010 presidential run


I didn’t know that 2010 is in the future and that there will be a US presidential election then.


The headline with the wrong year was up for several hours before we fixed it.

We should have filed a correction as well, but we didn’t: GBU Editor

Former U.S. Republican candidate Rudolph Giuliani speaks to the media during a news conference in a library in Bogota, November 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez