Good, Bad, and Ugly

No longer a secret…

September 22, 2011

US builds drone bases in Africa, Arab Peninsula-report

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The United States is building a ring of secret drone bases in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of an aggressive campaign against al Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. officials.

Too personal?

February 15, 2011

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Witness: Unlike Iraq, Egyptians do regime change their way

CAIRO (Reuters) – The last Arab despot I saw overthrown was Saddam Hussein. That was all very different from the fall of Hosni Mubarak, toppled this week by his own people, not the might of a foreign army.

Are these real articles?

September 23, 2010

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Have things gotten so bad in the news business that you will now publish press releases for UFO enthusiasts with the unaltered lurid headlines that their agents give you?

Where did this happen?

August 13, 2010

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I am an avid Reuters news reader.

The new web design is nice but there is more scope for improvement.

A dateline is an important part of the story, but more and more Reuters stories are missing that. Here is an example.

No wedding coverage

June 20, 2010

News groups pull coverage of Swedish royal wedding

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Three news organizations pulled coverage of the wedding of Sweden’s heir to the throne on Saturday, protesting restrictions set by a Swedish state broadcaster.