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Obama in Germany



U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama makes a speech in front of the Victory Column (Siegessaeule) in Berlin July 24, 2008.  REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

These people were little cutouts of different photos. These were fakes created on a computer. I cannot believe anyone actually reads your pathetic propaganda.You really think we are that stupid?


You know, I think I’ll let others answer that question. But I hope you realize there is video as well. Also, I’m pretty sure we weren’t alone in covering the event: GBU Editor

The poll position


Majority of economists see McCain better for stocks

mccain-0724-180.jpgWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. stock market would fare better in the first year after a victory by Republican presidential candidate John McCain than by his Democratic rival Barack Obama, according to a majority of economists at U.S. banks and research groups polled by Reuters.

Your headline makes it sound as though you’re talking about all economists, but it turns out it’s just a poll of a few. Shame on you!

Photo of Helms



What a despicable display of hostility on your part to run such an awful photo of a man who just died. I was no fan of Jesse Helms but show some class, for once, when it comes to conservative matters. Your liberal bias really does not flatter you!

Rich J.

Not the best photo choice, no. We replaced it with something a little better: GBU Editor

The wrong party


Obama criticizes McCain on immigration    

obama-200.jpgPolls show Obama has rebounded among Hispanics since clinching the Republican nomination. Many polls show McCain falling short of Bush’s 40 percent of Hispanic support.

The lead story on Reuters/Yahoo contains this curious mis-statement of fact. You may wish to re-consider this! :-)

Fury in Phoenix


Lawman’s raid on immigrants spark fury in Phoenix  

sheriff-200.jpg ”They just don’t want me enforcing the illegal immigration laws. They think they can intimidate me. They can’t,” said Arpaio, a Republican, who is running for re-election in November.

Notice-the article makes it CLEAR that Sheriff Joe is a Republican, yet somehow the writers/editors omit that Phil Gordon and Mary Rose Wilcox are democrats. Tsk! Tsk!

Best choice for economy?


McCain seen as best choice for economy

mccain-180.jpgNEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s tax policies have given him an edge as the better man for the economy, various Wall Street experts said at this week’s Reuters Investment Outlook Summit.

But, against a backdrop of job losses and deteriorating home values, Wall Street is backing McCain’s Democratic rival, Barack Obama with cold, hard cash.

The candidates’ spouses


Michelle Obama, Cindy McCain are study in contrast   

cindy-180.jpgMcCain posed in size zero jeans for the latest issue of Vogue. Obama, who has also appeared in the fashion magazine, was praised by style writers for the violet sheath dress she wore to her husband’s Democratic nomination victory rally and has been compared to former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

The blond, blue-eyed McCain is a former rodeo queen and cheerleader who holds a master’s degree in special education from the University of Southern California. She grew up in a wealthy family in Phoenix and is heiress to Hensley & Co, one of the largest U.S. distributors for brewing giant Anheuser-Busch.

Lacking a letter


Obama’s vice presidential choice now the focus

obama-160.jpgIn her departure speech on Saturday, Clinton asked her supporters to rally behind Obama. She drew attention to the historic battle they waged between the first serious woman presidential candidate and possibly the first lack president.

I am assuming you mean “Black president.” Please edit your work before presenting it the public. There are enough mean and insensitive comments and statments characterizing senator Obama as unqualified, which he is not. We certainly don’t need our supposedly professional news media making these sorts of errors. I am hoping that it was just a error?

Bad headline


Clinton campaign says not conceeding as race nears end

hillary-160.jpgLearn to spell! I really didn’t expect this from Reuters. Doesn’t anybody even use SpellCheck? Shame on you for letting this error through – on a headline no less!


We spelled conceding properly on most versions of this story, but this error was introduced in editing the headline for online use. Lots of people noticed: GBU Editor

I had a uncle…


Obama admits reference to Auschwitz was wrong  

obama-140.jpg“I had an uncle who was … part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps,” Obama said.  

Obama said, “A uncle…” not “An uncle.” You have your quote wrong. Obama made a gramatical error that you are correcting. He is all over the radio and TV saying the statement incorrectly. Why aren’t you quoting him the way he said it?