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Reader reaction to Reuters news

A site for four eyes…

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eyes-300.jpgI have been a daily visitor to your website until this picture went up. I’ve been checking in sporadically since. I have decided to stop going to your site altogether.

It may sound weird but I get an unpleasant physical sensation behind my eyes when I even briefly glance at the picture. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before so I don’t know what to make of it.

M.S.

Very strange. A couple of other readers have also said they were uncomfortable looking at this homepage image, which is just a photo taken at a Madrid fashion show. For another take on this shot, check out a post on our Oddly Enough blog: Valentine to a four-eyed model

 GBU Editor.

And then what happened?

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A Kosovo Albanian man in the Kosovo town of Stimlje, south of the capital Pristina, tries to rescue his horse after it veered off the road and fell into a river March 26, 2008.  REUTERS/Hazir Reka

The picture of the horse that the Kosovo Albanian man was trying to rescue from the river in the town Stimlje – Did the horse make it? It would have been nice to know.

How did he shoot that?

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Alain Bernard of France is seen from underwater as he enters the water to set a new world record of 47.60 seconds during the 100m freestyle in the men’s semi-finals at the European Swimming Championships in Eindhoven March 21, 2008.  REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay  

Please forward my compliments to Wolfgang Rattay for a beautiful picture of Alain Bernard published in Libération on 22-23 March 2008.As a film technician, I am wondering where he has taken the picture from.

Which one is Eliot?

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spitzer-180.jpgNew York Governor Eliot Spitzer (R) stands next to his wife Silda Wall Spitzer as he announces his resignation at his office in New York March 12, 2008. Spitzer faced pressure to quit since it was reported earlier in the week that he was caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a prostitute at a Washington hotel last month.

The caption is incorrect and being sent to the world. I think you should issue a correction ASAP. Eliot Spitzer is a DEMOCRAT and NOT a REPUBLICAN; therefore, the (R) should be a (D).

That’s not Tibet…

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The news title is “China fires tear gas on monks protesting in Tibet”.  I mean, I have no question about the article itself, but the seven photos that accompany this article clearly show South East Asian police instead of Chinese police putting down protest. If you dont have the photos, you can just leave them blank. These photos dont add any credibility to the article at all…

Jacky

Several readers wrote in about this. There was certainly no attempt to confuse anybody. There were seven very dramatic photos in this slideshow, and the captions for each made very clear they were taken at a demonstration that day at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi. In addition, you will note that the second paragraph of the story refers to “a string of marches around the world…” GBU Editor

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