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The word is public…


McCain hits Obama on experience, economy

“Now why that should not be made pubic is beyond me…” McCain said in a radio interview.

This is from your website report pasted exactly as you printed it. Well did McCain really say the word or is it a misprint?

Paul P.

He did not say the word, but unfortunately the incorrect word made it into four versions of our political story one day this week:GBU Editor

REUTERS photo by Brian Snyder

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That McCain photo


US Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) reacts to almost heading the wrong way off the stage after shaking hands with Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) at the conclusion of the final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

I am shocked to see that you would actually make available the John McCain debate photo with his tongue out and arms outreached. What a great way to show a meaningful image from the event. This is pitiful journalism. I am removing all of my links to Reuters news and will not be viewing any of your “journalism” in the future.

Those Palin photos…


palin-legs-3-200.jpgpalin-legs-1-180.jpgpalin-legs-1-180.jpgI think the pictures you showed of Sarah Palin’s legs and the boys in between them were dispicable and VERY sexist.

You are supposed to be a professional news source. This is stooping to new lows. This is the kind of journalism you would expect to find in the tabloid ragsheets!

Isn’t she also something else?


Palin jolts Capitol, energizes Republicans

palin-0913-160.jpgIn the two weeks since her selection, the former beauty queen, TV sportscaster and small-town mayor has turned into a charismatic attack dog.

In case you forgot, here is your quote “In the two weeks since her selection, the former beauty queen, TV sportscaster and small-town mayor has turned into a charismatic attack dog.”

Who’s elderly?


Obama tells elderly he will protect retirement

obama-300-0908.jpgNEWARK, New Jersey – Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama warned the elderly on Saturday that Republican rival John McCain would put their retirement income in danger.

As an AARP member, I resent being referred to as “elderly.” AARP represents people 50 years of age and older. To infer that our group only consists of the elderly is both misleading and innacurate. I hope you correct this misinformation.

Are we psychic?


Palin defends qualifications, slaps Obama

palin-160.jpgST. PAUL, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Sarah Palin defended her small-town roots and swiped at Democrat Barack Obama during a highly anticipated speech to the Republican convention on Wednesday, ridiculing her critics as “the Washington elite” who did not understand everyday life in America.

In her public debut in the spotlight, John McCain’s choice for vice president came out swinging against Obama and members of the news media who have raised questions about her qualifications.

Fair and balanced?


palin-2-160.jpgDo you believe that your Sarah Palin story really was fair and balanced and told both sides? Or just trash?

I have ordered my companies to remove and not replace your magazine in any of our offices.

McCain Factbox



Your “Factbox” for John McCain lists his age as 70 when in fact he turned 72 on Friday.


Right. We corrected: GBU Editor

Political bias?



Why don’t your rename your site the Obama’s election site? I did not know who to vote for but all the news media is pushing Obama so I will vote for McCain.

Mick I.

I visit your site many times every day and hace been doing so for several years. It is clear that you have decided to back the Republican candidate for President. My question is why would you drive millions of users away from your site and the many products & services it features?  

Reference to Gore


Gore likely to star at Democratic convention

WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) – Al Gore, long mocked as an exaggerating bore, seems certain to land a lead role at the Democratic National Convention as an internationally recognized defender of the Earth.

gore-0731-220.jpgExcuse me, but when an article begins with “Al Gore, long mocked as an exaggerating bore…”, I think it should be labeled as an editorial and not a news story.