Good, Bad, and Ugly

What’s right with this picture?

August 26, 2009

U.S. soldiers from the 1-32 Infantry unit fire 81 mm mortars at attacking Taliban forces from their position over the village of Bargematal, Nuristan, August 22, 2009. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

A Winning photo?

July 16, 2009

What a tragic, heart-rending but brilliant picture by Andrew Winning on the front page of The Guardian yesterday – a brilliant composition that should be nominated for an industry award. Please pass on my congratulations.

Obama and the nurses

July 12, 2009

Thank you for the lovely pictures of Mrs. Obama visiting the nurses and the orphanage.
Also, thank you for not including a “comments” section with it. I get so tired of human interest stories about the Obamas being marred by comments sections full of haters, racists and conspiracy theorists that there are many news sites I no longer visit. I hope I can continue to visit Reuters without worrying about my blood pressure spiking.

Susan Boyle story

June 16, 2009

I awoke to my Comcast top news stories which included one on Susan Boyle.

How could your journalists drag up the worst possbile photo from ages ago and report that she has pulled out of the tour when she has clearly been announced to be performing today again. We are very disappointed in reporting under the Reuters name that is so clearly tabloid negative hearsay.

Nailing a fake?

April 29, 2009

Man shot 34 times in head with nail gun

CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian police released Friday a shocking x-ray photo showing the skull of a murdered Chinese immigrant shot 34 times in the head and neck with a high-power nail gun.