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Reuters isn't usually quite as biased and partisan as the AP is, but that's a bar that a drunk could trip over. Still, here's some examples of their stories where they either failed Journalism 101, or they succeeded at Dishonesty 101.


Reuters : 6 items

Things can always get worse - The Jerusalem Post (1988), Reuters and UPI (United Press International): TEL AVIV (Reuters) — An Israeli housewife’s fight with the cockroach that wouldn’t die landed her husband in hospital with burns on “sensitive parts,” a broken pelvis and broken ribs. The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday that the wife was frightened by the insect when she found it in their living room. She stepped on it, threw it in the toilet and the sprayed a full can of insecticide on it when it refused to die. Her husband came home from work, sat on the toilet and lit a cigarette. He threw the cigarette butt into the bowl, igniting the insecticide fumes. This “seriously burned his sensitive parts,” the Post wrote delicately. There was worse to come. When paramedics arrived, they quickly placed the afflicted man on a stretcher. But when told the cause of the accident, they laughed uncontrollably and as a result dropped the stretcher down the stairs. This led to the broken ribs and pelvis. The man is recovering.

Beto Hacker Story - We learned that Beto was a hacker in a group called, "Cult of the Dead Cow", had written many misogynistic posts, and had even dabbled in child homicide fantasy fiction. Reuters not only knew of it, and it's News value, for 2 years, they squashed the story so it wouldn't interfere with his Senate run against Cruz (which he lost anyways).

2019.11.19 Child Detentions - The AFP and Reuters breathlessly reported, according to the UN the U.S. had "the world’s highest rate of children in detention.” Then they found out the numbers were by a different metric (accounting) and the U.S. was far lower -- but the article/study came during 2015 Obama era, and the Press had been trying to bury that story, and the numbers had gone down under Trump. Instead of correcting/reporting that, they pulled the story and whitewashed history to keep from Obama looking bad and Trump from looking better. (NBC did a poor job of correcting the record, but at least tried).

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2019.07.27 Photo of migrant mom pleading - If you read the headline in Reuters or CBS, it says, "Guatemalan mother begging soldier to let her enter U.S."... and you're left thinking the bastard soldier was turning her away. 9 paragraphs in it mentions that the National Guard wasn't stopping them, his job was to stop drugs and people traffickers. He was just warning them about the dangers of crossing illegally and was trying to convince the woman not to cross illegally and put herself and her child in danger.

2018.06.28 Trump contributed to newspaper shooting - Rob Cox of Reuters was tweeting in response to the Capital Gazette shooter (Jarrod Ramos), and said, "this is what happens when [Trump] calls journalists the enemy of the people". Only the gay black man shooter had sued the newspaper for defamation in 2012 and lost in 2015, and was doing it over that, and it had nothing to do with Trump. The shooter had references Charlie Hebdo and two Virginia TV journalists shot on air, which happened in 2015, well before Trump announced his campaign. Rob did delete his tweet and apologized later, and Reuters said, "bad boy"... but was not punished or fired for blatant bias.

2016.09.30 San Diego assault - A SDSU student (Feras Jabro) was doing citizen journalism in El Cajon, where protests were happening over the shooting of Alfred Olango (Ugandan refugee, repeat drug dealer and felon) after Alfred pulled a large vape pen from his pocket, got in a shooting stance while pointing it at a cop, who returned fire. Feras was filming day-2 of the BlackLivesMatters protests and asking questions while wearing a MAGA hat, and was beaten, kicked, and had bottles thrown at him while he fled the scene. CBS News and Reuters reported it as a peaceful protest, and Feras as the agitator (for beating the assailants fists and feet with his face?). A separate cameraman was also mugged.