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Reader reaction to Reuters news
I have a complaint about profane pictures.
We appreciate if the site continues to stay clean. Now we have started noticing that it displays pictures of Victoria’s Secret fashion show, or video on a beheaded Mexican blogger.
Please refrain from making your site sensational, and continue to keep it neat and elegant by placing visuals with more discretion.
A Florida reader
I understand your point, but not all of our content is intended for all readers, and it should have been pretty clear what to expect from those items in particular.
“Sperminator” Schwarzenegger scorned over love child
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – To fans, he was movie star tough guy the Terminator. Then he turned to politics and was affectionately dubbed the Governator. But after acknowledging that he fathered a child out of wedlock, Arnold Schwarzenegger was swiftly given a new name — the Sperminator.
That headline and lede paragraph is distasteful, ugly, and unworthy of a respectable news organization. Sperminator? Ugh!
Felix Salmon’s blog is a low for Reuters.
I have no problem with his point or content – that is his choice to make. But your choice to allow a sensationalized title, “Don’t Donate Money to Japan” is cheap attention grabbing at its best.
Myself and my coworkers who just saw this are going to go elsewhere for our news and opinions.
Buxom actress Jane Russell dead at 89
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” movie star Jane Russell, who became a controversial Hollywood sex symbol, died on Monday at the age of 89, her family said.
I was very disturbed at the title “Buxom actress Jane Russell dead at 89″ for your news article about her death today.
Wow, who wants to see that picture of a man with his flesh eaten away in your lead story on www.reuter.com?
Seriously, even on Halloween, one should have the option on clicking on something that makes it obvious that something gruesome follows.