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Reuters now claiming to have "no spin, no agenda"
Ramblings' Journal ^ | 7.18.05 | Michael King

Posted on 07/18/2005 4:52:10 PM PDT by mhking

This graphic is starting to show up on stories from Reuters.com.

Yeah. Right.


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KEYWORDS: liberalelites; lyingliars; mediabias; proterrorist; reuters; reutersbias
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1 posted on 07/18/2005 4:52:11 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

2 posted on 07/18/2005 4:52:44 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: mhking

Reuters...what is THAT? LOL

DinoSoros Medievalmedia...


3 posted on 07/18/2005 4:54:01 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: mhking
ROFLOL!!!!!.........

Well...shoot me..!!

If they say it...that makes it true. Right?

These people really think we are a bunch of sheep...

Baaaa, baaaaa.....baloney!!!

4 posted on 07/18/2005 4:54:09 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is darker than the devil's riding boots..................................)
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To: mhking
Rooters.con.job: No Spin, No Agenda, Just Pure BS As Usual.
5 posted on 07/18/2005 4:54:46 PM PDT by xcamel (Deep Red, stuck in a "bleu" state.)
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To: mhking

Let's start with the basics, they are TERROROSTS.


6 posted on 07/18/2005 4:54:58 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: mhking

That's what my toilet said too, no spin just the crap.


7 posted on 07/18/2005 4:55:09 PM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: mhking

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".


8 posted on 07/18/2005 4:56:22 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: mhking

Anyone that says they have no agenda has an agenda. This is a Fox News "me too."


9 posted on 07/18/2005 4:56:29 PM PDT by IamConservative (The true character of a man is revealed in what he does when no one is looking.)
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To: mhking
Their arrogance tops everything.
They get away with it because people are stupid.
10 posted on 07/18/2005 4:57:15 PM PDT by starfish923
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To: Indy Pendance
Let's start with the basics, they are TERROROSTS.

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.

11 posted on 07/18/2005 4:58:22 PM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: handy old one
That's what my toilet said too, no spin just the crap.

All the crap all them time!

The crap does spin to the left in Australia. Been there, seen that.

12 posted on 07/18/2005 4:59:10 PM PDT by IamConservative (The true character of a man is revealed in what he does when no one is looking.)
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To: mhking

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.


13 posted on 07/18/2005 4:59:27 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: mhking

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).


14 posted on 07/18/2005 4:59:36 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: mhking

Saying it don't make it so.

It would be funny if it wasn't so sick.


15 posted on 07/18/2005 5:01:04 PM PDT by weegee (Re: immigration "Those Syrians are coming to Iraq to do the bombings that Iraqis won't do.")
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To: mhking
The false meme that the media's role is to objectively report was planted by the media. It puts the institution in a superior postion (i.e., "elite" as are government officials, as opposed to "the ignorant masses") that would not exist but for their creation of it.

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.

16 posted on 07/18/2005 5:01:40 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: mhking
Bump

Reuters.com - No Spin. No Agenda. Just the Facts. As we make them up.

17 posted on 07/18/2005 5:01:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: mhking

"Just the facts, as they happen.."

"...except for those facts that don't dovetail with our agenda"


18 posted on 07/18/2005 5:02:29 PM PDT by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: mhking

No spin. No agenda. Just the facts. As they happen. And as seen by the left.


19 posted on 07/18/2005 5:02:40 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: RegulatorCountry
I guess the focus group results came back in favor of no spin, no agenda, just straight up news, as it happens.

And you can bet the focus groups didn't create the jingle.

20 posted on 07/18/2005 5:02:45 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Publius6961

You can start with these handy threads...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=reutersbias


21 posted on 07/18/2005 5:03:40 PM PDT by weegee (Re: immigration "Those Syrians are coming to Iraq to do the bombings that Iraqis won't do.")
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To: mhking

Maybe somebody asked their chief editor why they spin so hard.


22 posted on 07/18/2005 5:03:56 PM PDT by RightWhale (Substance is essentially the relationship of accidents to itself)
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To: mhking

giggle.....snicker.....giggle.....


23 posted on 07/18/2005 5:05:02 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: mhking

i'll believe that when i see it.

thanks, i'll be watching.


24 posted on 07/18/2005 5:05:09 PM PDT by ken21 (it takes a village to brainwash your child + to steal your property! /s)
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To: mhking
Well, sure.

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...?

25 posted on 07/18/2005 5:07:09 PM PDT by Starve The Beast (I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused)
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To: Cboldt
We'd be better off with openly partisan media, where the public has to make up its mind based on widely diverging presentations.

You, sir, are a genius.

26 posted on 07/18/2005 5:08:33 PM PDT by Starve The Beast (I used to be disgusted, but now I try to be amused)
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To: mhking
"Reuters now claiming to have "no spin, no agenda"

I tried to run that statement through my computer, but it didn't work...


27 posted on 07/18/2005 5:08:53 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: mhking

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!

28 posted on 07/18/2005 5:09:55 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: mhking

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.


29 posted on 07/18/2005 5:10:32 PM PDT by BigBobCA
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To: mhking

Sure. Right.

....and I'm 6'5", Aryan, devastatingly handsome, brilliant, and monkeys could fly out of my ass at any moment.


30 posted on 07/18/2005 5:12:59 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: softwarecreator

Who are you to question Big Media? They know the news better than you because only they are qualified to make it up.


31 posted on 07/18/2005 5:13:40 PM PDT by weegee (Re: immigration "Those Syrians are coming to Iraq to do the bombings that Iraqis won't do.")
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To: handy old one
"That's what my toilet said too, no spin just the crap."

Oh just DAMN you!!!!!!!!! Now I really do need a new monitor and laptop keyboard. Damn damn damn.................

32 posted on 07/18/2005 5:14:21 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Cboldt

"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.


33 posted on 07/18/2005 5:15:40 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: IamConservative
"The crap does spin to the left in Australia."

Oh, it's the same here.......but with a wee bit of rewording:

"The Left does spin the crap."

34 posted on 07/18/2005 5:16:19 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: mhking; Registered


Can somebody make "Al-Jazeera. All Lies. All the Time. No Truth to Distort the Propaganda"?
35 posted on 07/18/2005 5:16:56 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: Starve The Beast
You, sir, are a genius.

Heh - I doubt it. But I am fairly determined to be independent, and fully accountable.

36 posted on 07/18/2005 5:17:09 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: RightOnline

If I keep this up they will throw me out of the library any time now with all the laughing I have been doing.


37 posted on 07/18/2005 5:17:12 PM PDT by handy old one (It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle)
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To: mhking

38 posted on 07/18/2005 5:17:15 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Fl. The lightning capital of the world!)
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To: mhking

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.


39 posted on 07/18/2005 5:17:50 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (When you believe in nothing, then everything is acceptable.)
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To: Cboldt
"We'd be better off with openly partisan media..."

Are you saying we don't have that now?????

40 posted on 07/18/2005 5:20:26 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: mhking

To finish the sentence "No Honor, No Honesty, No Credibility and no regular readers with an IQ over 100.


41 posted on 07/18/2005 5:21:18 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: mhking

Hilarious!!!


42 posted on 07/18/2005 5:21:46 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MarkBsnr

"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).


43 posted on 07/18/2005 5:22:19 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: mhking

Roto-Reuters, that's the name

As they spin their stories

Down the drain.


44 posted on 07/18/2005 5:23:07 PM PDT by buzzyboop (no tags, no fuss)
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To: mhking

I find Reuters to be quite good, but thier new saying of no spin, wouldnt that be copywrited from Fox?


45 posted on 07/18/2005 5:23:07 PM PDT by danny5555
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To: mhking

My sides hurt from laughing so hard. And I really believe them.......until they print something.


46 posted on 07/18/2005 5:25:26 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 ( Heaven on Earth is where the nearest Starbucks is 60 miles away.)
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To: mhking

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


47 posted on 07/18/2005 5:28:02 PM PDT by GeorgiaYankee
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Reuters CEO Tom Glocer

Reuters overview timeline: http://www.ketupa.net/reuters.htm

From this web page:

"As of 2000 the group employed around 2,150 journalists, photographers and camera operators in 190 bureaus, serving 151 countries, with additional personnel in units such as Yankee. Overall staffing was 18,082 people in 204 cities in 100 countries, with group revenues of US$5.4 billion.

holdings

Reuters holdings apart from the core news and financial data services include -

corporate info services

Reuters owns 100% of ORT, the dominant provider of corporate information in France with a major database covering 4 million business entities in France.

healthcare sector

Paris-based Agence Presse Medicale (APM) is concerned with the French B2B professional healthcare market. Its clients range from hospitals and insurers to pharmaceutical companies. APM provides real-time newswire services for nine healthcare niche markets.

Reuters Health Information Inc. (RHI) provides global health and medical daily news services for professionals and consumers.

other market analysis

It has a minority stake in Datamonitor, claimed as Europe’s largest market analysis company, offering information on a subscription basis about the energy, healthcare, financial services, consumer goods, medical equipment, automotive and high technology sectors.

IT research and consulting

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."


48 posted on 07/18/2005 5:30:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (Dug in and not budging an inch. NOT to be schiavoed, greered, or felosed as a patient)
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To: Cboldt
I'll never understand why the "reporters" are always telling "stories".

That pretty much sums it up, it's a basic problem with their understanding of the English language.

49 posted on 07/18/2005 5:31:09 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Don't Tread on Me; Live Free or Die)
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To: GeorgiaYankee; mhking

I found it

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/745119/posts

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


50 posted on 07/18/2005 5:31:43 PM PDT by GeorgiaYankee
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