Skip to comments.Reuters now claiming to have "no spin, no agenda"
Posted on 07/18/2005 4:52:10 PM PDT by mhking
This graphic is starting to show up on stories from Reuters.com.
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Reuters...what is THAT? LOL
If they say it...that makes it true. Right?
These people really think we are a bunch of sheep...
Let's start with the basics, they are TERROROSTS.
That's what my toilet said too, no spin just the crap.
I guess we'll just have to start sending them the usual examples of editorializing disguised as news. Something other than "what", "when", "where" and "how".
Anyone that says they have no agenda has an agenda. This is a Fox News "me too."
That's a good start. They are also "homicide" bombers; "Suicide" is usually done in private; plus I couldn't care less if it was simply suicide.
All the crap all them time!
The crap does spin to the left in Australia. Been there, seen that.
Well. I guess the focus group results came back in favor of no spin, no agenda, just straight up news, as it happens.
So, Reuters paid sombody the big bucks to come up with this snazzy new tag line.
I'll believe it when I see it, but I honestly don't think they're capable of seeing just how many ways their "news" is manipulated. It begins with their choice of just what is deemed newsworthy, and goes downhill from there. What's the allegory about a frog in a pot of water, slowly brought to a boil? It doesn't even notice, and neither does the MSM.
Sounds like a ripoff of O'Reilly and Fox's motto's.
Is Reuter's becoming sensitive to their loss of credibility?
AP makes up stories about events. Reuters is a full fledged voice for foreigners (this includes terrorists).
Saying it don't make it so.
It would be funny if it wasn't so sick.
But there never was such a thing as an objective media. The media has always manufactured news to suit its objectives. We'd be better off with openly partisan media, where the public has to make up its mind based on widely diverging presentations.
Reuters.com - No Spin. No Agenda. Just the Facts. As we make them up.
"Just the facts, as they happen.."
"...except for those facts that don't dovetail with our agenda"
No spin. No agenda. Just the facts. As they happen. And as seen by the left.
And you can bet the focus groups didn't create the jingle.
You can start with these handy threads...
Maybe somebody asked their chief editor why they spin so hard.
i'll believe that when i see it.
thanks, i'll be watching.
Republicans are rich people who want to steal bread from children, and Democrats are saintly defenders of the poor. It's impossible to be a terrorist unless you're a Jew. America is at the root of every problem facing the world, and anyone who opposes us is the good guy. Global warming is going to kill us all, and Bush is Hitler.
These are irrefutable facts, and we report them. So what's your problem...?
You, sir, are a genius.
I tried to run that statement through my computer, but it didn't work...
I believe them.
Did anyone ever consider that maybe they decided to stop playing the liberal Left card and start presenting the facts, without bias? Maybe they realize they are helping the enemy and want to right their wrongs and ......
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! I knew I could not get thru that whole post and keep a straight face!!!
Who's kidding who here .... oh so because they put out a lousy graphic it means we should believe them ... puhleaze!
I was once told that the key to good advertising is to always stress your weakest point. If you want to know what a company/product fails at, just look to see what they advertise as their strongest point.
....and I'm 6'5", Aryan, devastatingly handsome, brilliant, and monkeys could fly out of my ass at any moment.
Who are you to question Big Media? They know the news better than you because only they are qualified to make it up.
Oh just DAMN you!!!!!!!!! Now I really do need a new monitor and laptop keyboard. Damn damn damn.................
"And you can bet the focus groups didn't create the jingle"
Oh, no. Didn't mean to imply that, but just the way the tag line reads suggests to me that they force-ranked certain qualities and qualifiers with their focus groups. Which are always huge, and scattered across the country at several different sites in order to avoid any excess regionality, or to highlight significant variations between regions.
It's all very stultifying, and appeals greatly to the uncreative, collectivist impulse.
Oh, it's the same here.......but with a wee bit of rewording:
"The Left does spin the crap."
Heh - I doubt it. But I am fairly determined to be independent, and fully accountable.
If I keep this up they will throw me out of the library any time now with all the laughing I have been doing.
When did this startling event happen? Has Karl Rove taken a break from world domination via the White House and taken over Reuters?
I've often found that when you have to have a phrase for it, it really isn't so.
Are you saying we don't have that now?????
To finish the sentence "No Honor, No Honesty, No Credibility and no regular readers with an IQ over 100.
"I've often found that when you have to have a phrase for it, it really isn't so."
They'll be running polls to see just how well this new campaign shores up their numbers, their market perception.
But, it may very well be that it will never dawn on them that the genuine truth doesn't need pointing out, what with them having the problem that they have and all (just a thought).
Roto-Reuters, that's the name
As they spin their stories
Down the drain.
I find Reuters to be quite good, but thier new saying of no spin, wouldnt that be copywrited from Fox?
My sides hurt from laughing so hard. And I really believe them.......until they print something.
Yeah right. I remember in May 2002 when they showed a picture of Ground Zero with the caption like this:
"Cleanup continues at Ground Zero. Human rights around the world have suffered as a result of the US War on Terror."
No spin, no agenda?
Maybe if your name is AL-Reuters
Reuters CEO Tom Glocer
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Reuters has a majority stake in high-profile US-based consultancy Yankee Group. Yankee is concerned with information technology research and strategic consulting, including electronic commerce, wireless communications, computing and enterprise applications.
It also has a majority stake in US-based TowerGroup, a research and strategies consultancy concerned with information technology for the global financial services sector, including retail and wholesale banking, securities and investments, insurance, electronic payments, the mortgage industry and the net."
That pretty much sums it up, it's a basic problem with their understanding of the English language.
I found it
Recovery and debris removal work continues at the site of the World Trade Center known as "ground zero" in New York, March 25, 2002. Human rights around the world have been a casualty of the U.S. "war on terror" since September 11. REUTERS/Peter Morgan
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