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  • Obama Slumps To 35 In Latest Approval Poll

    09/25/2014 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 59 replies
    <p>Barack Obama’s approval rating slid into dangerous territory this week, with the latest Reuters-Ipsos poll showing just 35 percent of Americans approve of the president’s job performance even as he leads the nation into a war against Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East.</p>
  • Obama Slumps to 35 in Latest Approval Poll

    09/23/2014 4:37:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/23/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Barack Obama’s approval rating slid into dangerous territory this week, with the latest Reuters-Ipsos poll showing just 35 percent of Americans approve of the president’s job performance even as he leads the nation into a war against Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East. Fifty-eight percent of Americans expressed disapproval of the White House’s current occupant — 37 percent of them “strongly.” Just 17 percent strongly approved of Obama’s current performance. The poll is based on a five-day rolling average. The White House has struggled under a series of escalating foreign-policy crises, at times appearing to flail for a response to...
  • Reuters poll: Obama approval at 38/55, two-thirds worry about "Dangerous" detainee swap precedent

    06/10/2014 8:31:29 AM PDT · by CWW · 102 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 06-10-2014 | cww
    See Hot Air analysis here: http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/10/reuters-poll-obama-approval-at-3855-two-thirds-worry-about-dangerous-detainee-swap-precedent/ Wow -- Can't wait for Wolf Blitzer to interrupt the news to disclose these devastating poll numbers for Obama - you know, like he did when GWB hit 38% approval. Yeah .. good times.
  • Reuters poll: Obama approval at 38/55, two-thirds worry about “dangerous” detainee swap precedent

    06/10/2014 8:19:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/10/2014 | Guy Benson
    Right on the heels of Allahpundit’s post from last evening comes a poll — a pair of polls, actually — from Reuters that may suggest President Obama’s numbers haven’t quite bottomed out yet. First, on overall approval, O’s at (38/55) with a (-19) intensity gap — via Phil Kerpen: Reuters/Ipsos: Obama Approve/Disapprove 37.5/55.1 Strongly 15.6/35.0 pic.twitter.com/vXi07of5T2— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) June 9, 2014 That’s from their rolling presidential approval tracker, which has pegged Obama’s job approval deep underwater for months. In that sense, AP’s thesis from yesterday remains intact: The president’s ratings haven’t suffered that badly from the VA mess...
  • Week After Reporting Economic Contraction, Reuters Claims Booming Economy Could Help Democrats

    05/12/2014 9:15:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 12, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Do Reuters writers even read Reuters? One has to ask this question because just a week after Lucia Mutikani of Reuters reported that the paltry 0.1 percent economic growth for the first quarter would probably be revised to show a contraction, Richard Cowan also of Reuters declared that a "rising" U.S. economy could help Democrats. To get an idea of the absurdity of these wildly contrasting Reuters reports, let us first look at Cowan's happy look today at a non-existent economy that would help Democrats...if only it were true:
  • Palestinian unity government will recognize Israel: Abbas

    04/26/2014 12:29:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:28pm EDT | Noah Browning
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signaled on Saturday that he remains committed to troubled U.S.-backed peace talks, saying that any unity government agreed with the militant group Hamas would recognize Israel. Abbas’s comments appeared aimed at soothing U.S. concerns about the unity deal he reached on Wednesday with Hamas, an Islamist faction sworn to Israel’s destruction and designated by the West as a terrorist organization. […] Hamas’s opposition to Israel does not necessarily contradict Abbas’s position, as both sides have agreed that the unity government will not include Hamas members but be comprised of technocrats. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”

    04/20/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 135 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/20/14
    Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.” But panic may be in order. Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.
  • Confederation: An Off-Ramp For The Ukrainian Crisis

    03/14/2014 9:24:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/14/2014 | Steven D. Krasner
    There will be a vote in Crimea on Sunday on whether to split from the Ukraine and join Russia. It is likely to pass. So there will not be a return to the status quo ante. The best the United States and Western Europe can hope for would be an outcome in which Crimea is not formally detached from Ukraine, but has a very high degree of autonomy. This autonomy would include not just choices about domestic policies but about some aspects of foreign policy as well. Ukraine would be a confederal state where at least one of the component...
  • The Controversial Death of a Teenage Stringer

    01/08/2014 1:27:40 PM PST · by llevrok · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 1/8/2014 | David Kenner
    BEIRUT — On Dec. 20, 2013, Molhem Barakat took his last picture of the Syrian war. He had been photographing a battle for control of Aleppo's al-Kindi Hospital when he was killed along with his older brother Mustafa, a fighter in a local rebel brigade. Barakat's cameras, apparently provided to him by the news agency Reuters, were photographed covered in blood in the aftermath of the attack. Barakat was just 18 when he died, but his images -- transmitted through the Reuters photo service -- gave people across the globe a glimpse into his world, and his country's war. But...
  • Killed Reuters Photographer Tried to Join Al Qaeda

    12/26/2013 9:53:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/12/13 | Ari Yashar
    Among the roughly 300 killed during intense fighting in Aleppo was Molhem Barakat, a Reuters photographer. Barakat's death last Friday, in the indiscriminate barrage on Aleppo that the White House criticized Monday, has raised serious questions about Reuters' hiring practice. Hannah Lucinda Smith, a British freelance photojournalist and acquaintance of Barakat, writes that Barakat tried to join Al Qaeda. According to Smith, Barakat wanted to join the terrorist organization for the 11,000 Syrian lira monthly salary. "It is a pitiful wage for a potential suicide bomber, but enough to tempt an eighteen-year-old stuck in a war zone with no job."...
  • Exclusive: Reuters investigates business empire of Iran's supreme leader ($95 billion)

    11/11/2013 8:11:54 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/11/2013 | STEVE STECKLOW, BABAK DEHGHANPISHEH AND YEGANEH TORBATI
    (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei controls a business empire worth around $95 billion - a sum exceeding the value of his oil-rich nation's current annual petroleum exports - a six-month Reuters investigation shows. The little-known organization, called Setad, is one of the keys to the Iranian leader's enduring power and now holds stakes in nearly every sector of Iranian industry, including finance, oil, telecommunications, the production of birth-control pills and even ostrich farming. Setad has built its empire on the systematic seizure of thousands of properties belonging to ordinary Iranians - members of religious minorities, Shi'ite Muslims,...
  • Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources

    10/27/2013 6:00:10 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 27, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama administration says “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” from the following news sources On October 25, 2013, regarding the various criticisms of Obamacare, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius said:“Don’t believe what you’ve heard.”In other words, the Obama administration says we shouldn’t believe the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Politico, the Wall St. Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, the BBC, Huffington Post, the Nation, Mother Jones, or New Republic.
  • Reuters orders broad editorial staff cuts (140 jobs to be cut)

    10/02/2013 12:04:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/2/13 | AFP
    The Reuters news agency is cutting some five percent of its editorial staff, a source close to the company said Wednesday, the latest layoffs in the troubled media industry. Parent company Thomson Reuters announced in a statement it would be making reductions, but offered no figures. -snip- A source familiar with the matter said the cuts would affect some five percent of the global staff of some 2,800.
  • Turkish police fire tear gas in worst protests for years

    05/31/2013 2:39:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-31-13 | Ayla Jean Yackley
    Thousands of demonstrators massed on streets surrounding Istanbul's central Taksim Square, long a venue for political unrest, while protests erupted in the capital Ankara and the Aegean coastal city of Izmir. Broken glass and rocks were strewn across a main shopping street near Taksim. Primary school children ran crying from the clouds of tear gas while tourists caught by surprise scurried to get back to luxury hotels lining the square. The unrest reflects growing disquiet at the authoritarianism of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP). Riot police clashed with tens of thousands of May...
  • Financial Media Outlets pull Stories regarding the Reuters Killing Soros

    04/19/2013 7:46:33 PM PDT · by publius321 · 5 replies
    It is pretty telling how Marketwatch.com and other major financial websites felt they had to disable the comments and/or outright remove the freshly posted stories about the Reuters false death report of George "Schwartz" Soros. The epitaphs coming in were getting too embarrassing for the Soros media sycophants. I can keep this short and leave it to the imagination. For those of you who missed it before the story was removed, let's just say that the reports of his death "being greatly exaggerated" wasn't met with much joy or relief by Marketwatch readers who often take the opportunity to write...
  • Through The Wire: Reuters Layoffs (up to 3,000)

    01/26/2013 10:00:21 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 15 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 1/22/2013 | Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke
    Last week was a bleak one at Thomson Reuters, the financial news and wire service giant. According to sources, as many as 3,000 people were let go, out of approximately 50,000 employees around the globe. Most of the layoffs came from the financial sector—the sales, training and analysts’ divisions—but some were on the editorial side. “Yes, I can confirm there have been layoffs across Thomson Reuters today, including editorial,” Barb Burg, vice president and global head of communications at Reuters, told Talking Biz News last week. “Similar to efforts across the company, the Reuters organization is focusing attention on our...
  • News Flash: Jews Are 'Apes And Pigs.' So Why Is Egypt's Morsi The Elephant In America's Newsrooms?

    01/13/2013 11:11:23 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/11/2013 | Richard Behar
    Last Friday, the sitting president of Egypt – the world’s 15th most populous nation — was exposed for calling Jews “apes and pigs.” And he did it in a TV interview (in Arabic) in 2010, less than two years before he took office. Needless to say, this was HUGE NEWS for American mass media! Only it wasn’t. (Knock, knock, New York Times? Anybody home?) In fact, to be fair to the paper of record, not a single major outlet has covered it. Not AP or Reuters. Not CBS News or CNN. Not Time magazine or U.S. News & World Report....
  • Failed Felsenthal - Reuters Reporter Ruins Reason

    12/10/2012 10:38:22 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 2 replies
    “Washington is a fine place for journalists to live as well as to brown-nose. It has plenty of the only type of people who can stand journalists -- other journalists -- and plenty of the only kind of people journalists get any real information from -- other journalists. — P.J. O'Rourke” All the media is an echo chamber and all its reporters are merely mimes. This truism was confirmed by my friend Brian Patrick, a tenured professor of communications and the charming chap who penned the academic foreword to my book Shooting The Bull. Brain speaks eloquently about the “cloud...
  • Reuters Thinks Going From 100% to 35% Tax Rate Will Be a Burden for Cubans

    11/29/2012 5:31:34 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 29, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Reuters somehow can't recognize a 100% tax rate even when it is right under their noses in their own article. Reporter Marc Frank apparently thinks that going to a 35% tax rate would somehow be more of a burden for Cubans than their current tax rate which is 100%. Frank even wrote about the 100% tax rate but absurdly didn't recognize the fact that total confiscation of revenue is the same thing: Under the old system, large and small state-run companies, which accounted for more than 90 percent of economic activity, simply handed over all their revenues to the government,...
  • Now Reuters contradicts itself on Benghazi attacks, News agency already in hot water for seemingly

    10/26/2012 9:12:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 10/26/12 | Aaron Klien
    Reuters has yet to explain a possibly false or misleading report quoting a purported protester by his first name who described a supposedly popular demonstration against an anti-Muhammad film outside the U.S. mission in Benghazi. The widely circulated Reuters article is now apparently contradicted by the news agency’s own new reporting. Two days ago, Reuters broke the story that White House and State Department officials were immediately informed by email that an Islamic terrorist group had claimed credit for the Benghazi attack.
  • Reuters: Romney steals narrow lead from Obama as election nears

    10/24/2012 1:04:07 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 27 replies
    WASHINGTON | Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:06pm EDT (Reuters) - Republican candidate Mitt Romney was 1 percentage point ahead of President Barack Obama in Wednesday's Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll in a presidential race that is effectively a dead heat less than two weeks before the November 6 election. In a reversal of Tuesday's results, Romney led Obama among likely voters by 47 percent to 46 percent, a statistically insignificant margin, in the four-day online tracking poll.
  • Reuters: "Spielberg says "Lincoln" is no political football" (Mine: Republican's are pro-slavery?)

    10/10/2012 10:45:16 AM PDT · by The G Man · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/10/12 | Christine Kearney
    To audience laughter, Spielberg said he had deliberately sought to avoid such entanglements by asking for a release date after the elections. "Lincoln" is due for limited release November 9 and timed for the Hollywood awards season. "Don't let this political football play back and forth," the Oscar-winning director said he urged distributors, noting the "confusing" aspect in the film that shows how U.S. political parties back in Lincoln's time "traded political places over the last 150 years." In contrast to today, the Republican party to which Lincoln belonged was founded by anti-slavery activists and Republicans were often tagged "radicals."
  • Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 45% - Romney 45%

    10/09/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 15 replies
    Ipsos/Reuters ^ | 10/9/12 | staff
    Washington, D.C. - Today’s data shows the candidates neck-and-neck, both on 45%. This is a two-point drop for Obama, and no change for Romney. We have also included data again today for candidate attributes, and the picture has changed since this past Saturday (10/6). For the last few weeks, Obama has dominated Romney on these characteristics; now, Romney leads not only on ‘A man of faith’ (29% Obama vs. 44% Romney) but also on ‘Can be effective in Washington (34% Obama vs. 38% Romney). In addition, the two candidates are currently within two points of each other on: Tough enough...
  • Obama still more liked than Romney despite poor debate

    10/07/2012 5:36:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 6, 2012 | Patricia Zengerle
    Mitt Romney's strong debate performance did little to convince more voters he understands them or is a "good person" even though he has narrowed President Barack Obama's overall poll lead, according to a Reuters/Ipsos survey released on Saturday. Just a month before the November 6 election, the Democratic president is ahead of his Republican challenger on character attributes that can win over undecided voters who have not been swayed on policy points. [Snip] The online survey of 1,770 registered voters and 1,492 likely voters was conducted from October 2-6. The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a...
  • Reuters Tags Photo of Freeper - Tea Party Obama Melbourne Protest as "Civil Unrest"

    09/09/2012 8:17:26 PM PDT · by kristinn · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, September 9, 2012
    Protesters hold signs outside the venue where U.S. President Barack Obama is speaking, during a campaign event at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida September 9, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS CIVIL UNREST) Credit: REUTERS Published date: 09/09/2012
  • Reuters "reports" Gaza tunnels for "innocent / food," Arab media admits: WEAPONS are smuggled there

    08/07/2012 7:23:05 PM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    Media bias: Reuters vs Arabic al-Ahram... REUTERSArmed men attack checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai Reuters Wed Aug 8, 2012 5:43am IST CAIRO Aug 8 (Reuters) - Armed men opened fire on a security checkpoint on Wednesday in Egypt's Al-Arish city in the Sinai peninsula, state media said, after 16 border guards were shot dead in an attack on Sunday blamed partly on Palestinian militants. A Reuters reporter in the border town of Rafah said heavy equipment was brought to the Egyptian side of the tunnels, which are used to smuggle people to and from Gaza as well as scarce food and...
  • Reuters Hypes Laughable North Korea Ruler 'Sharp Change'

    07/18/2012 9:32:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 18, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Kim Jong-un, the dictator of North Korea who inherited his position from daddy, Kim Jong-il, now has another toy to play with thanks to being fortunate enough to live through birth. Although the bloated young Kim appears as if he would have difficulty performing even one boot camp pushup, he has just been given control of the entire military due to his promotion to grand marshal of the army. Jack Kim (no known relation to guess who) of Reuters wrote up the story about this not exactly merit-based promotion. However, Mr. Kim also gave us a buildup about some "sharp...
  • The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?

    07/05/2012 2:00:45 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    TEC ^ | 7-5-2012 | Michael Snyder
    The Biggest Financial Scandal In History?Michael SnyderJuly 5, 2012 We always knew that the financial markets were rigged, but this is getting ridiculous. It is now being alleged that 20 major banks have been systematically fixing global interest rates for years. Barclays has already been fined hundreds of millions of dollars for manipulating Libor (the London Inter Bank Offered Rate). But Barclays says that a whole bunch of other banks were doing this too. This is shaping up to be the biggest financial scandal in history, and criminal investigations have been launched on both sides of the Atlantic. What those...
  • Two Pics That Show Our Mainstream Media is COMPLETELY Out of Touch

    06/05/2012 8:26:14 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 27 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 6/5/12 | EricTheRed
    At 8:42 PM Central, it was already certain to any sentient human being that incumbent Republican Scott Walker had romped contender Tom Barrett in the Wisconsin recall election. Yet, despite the crater-sized percentage gap, here is what CNN, via Reuters, was reporting:Maybe this is why CNN is hemmorhaging viewers like nobody's business. But it's Fox that invents news, right?But what interested me was the main photo on this Reuters page. What the $^*@ is that doing hanging there like some third world Commie dictator's poster in a voting location???
  • Obama Lead Grows; Up by 7%

    05/09/2012 12:30:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/5/12
    United States President Barack Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney by seven percentage points, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found Tuesday. Obama has widened his lead since April, when he was leading by four percentage points. .....
  • Now why would this be? Reuters bleats that new state laws against voter fraud will hurt Obama

    04/23/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Reuters is worried that new tough anti voter fraud laws will hurt Barack Obama’s chances of reelection next November. Complaining that such laws “could” reduce Obama’s supporters by “hundreds of thousands” the media outlet apparently sees no irony in its own position. Reuters doesn’t feel at all self-conscious about the implication that only fraudulent applicants have to be concerned about these new laws and honest people would not be disadvantaged in the least. “Republican” led Legislatures Further exposing its support for voter fraud the media giant cites “Republican-led legislatures” in 12 states as the culprits who are sharply restricting fraudulent...
  • Iran suspends accreditation for Reuters in Tehran

    03/30/2012 6:30:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    The Iranian government has suspended the press accreditation for Reuters staff in Tehran after the publication of a video story on women's martial arts training which contained an error. -excerpt- The story's headline, "Thousands of female Ninjas train as Iran's assassins", was corrected to read "Three thousand women Ninjas train in Iran".
  • Airport Security to Passengers: Leave Guns Home(barf alert)

    03/18/2012 9:19:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    thefiscaltimes.com ^ | 18 March, 2012 | BARBARA GOLDBERG
    Most airline passengers pack a toothbrush and fresh underwear in their luggage, while others carry land mines, grenade launchers, swords and mortar shells. Not only does the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confiscate four handguns a day among the contraband it takes from airline customers, its agents once seized a stun gun concealed as lipstick and found a dagger hidden inside a hairbrush, according to weekly updates on The TSA blog. "If I'm going with the weirdest, it would have to be the guy who had all the snakes in his pants," recalled Bob Burns, 41, who writes online for...
  • Another application of Reuters fauxtography [Pallywood culture at Reuters]

    03/12/2012 5:58:37 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    Another application of Reuters fauxtography Reuters is notorious for its fauxtography scandals, where photos published by the agency have been doctored in an effort to conceal or distort the facts associated with the incident portrayed (see our right side panel). Less well-recognized is that Reuters editors frequently select photos for publication that only tell one side of a story.  Even more egregious, are those times when editors select photos which are entirely unrelated to the associated story. Consider this story by Reuters historical fabricators Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan about the latest round of (92) Palestinian rockets and mortars...
  • Romney widens lead over Gingrich in Florida: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    01/28/2012 2:05:41 PM PST · by mdittmar · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 28, 2012 | Patricia Zengerle
    White House hopeful Mitt Romney widened his lead over rival Newt Gingrich to 11 percentage points in Florida, according to Reuters/Ipsos online poll results on Saturday, up from 8 points a day earlier, as he cemented his front-runner status in the Republican nomination race. With just three days remaining before Florida's Republican primary, Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, led Gingrich, a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, by 43 percent to 32 percent among likely voters in Florida's January 31 primary, the online poll said.
  • Girl's plight deepens Israel debate on zealot Jews

    12/25/2011 6:56:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 12/25/11 | Dan Williams
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up pledges to curb Jewish zealotry in Israel on Sunday after an 8-year-old girl complained of being menaced by ultra-Orthodox men who deemed her dress immodest. While his conservative government insists such incidents are fringe phenomena in the mostly secular country, Netanyahu's repeated announcements on the matter reflected concern about widening religious and political schisms. "In a Western, liberal democracy, the public realm is open and safe for all, men and women both, and neither harassment nor discrimination have any place there," he told his cabinet in broadcast remarks. Netanyahu said he had ordered law...
  • "I must be dreaming" says freed Palestinian mother

    10/18/2011 5:35:30 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Reuters, RAMALLAH, West Bank ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Ali Sawafta
    (Reuters) - For nine years, Qahera Assadi dreamed she would one day be free to embrace her four children again. From the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank, Assadi was handed three life terms for offences including homicide and possession of a bomb and could well have lived out her days in an Israeli jail. But a prisoner swap on Tuesday, when hundreds of Palestinians were exchanged for one Israeli soldier, returned the 34-year-old to her family, and the shock proved too great. Assadi fainted when greeted by her loved ones after her release in the West Bank....
  • Alabama Vilified By Reuters Over Immigration Law

    10/13/2011 1:28:35 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 6 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 10-14-11 | Southernman
    The days of unbiased reporting are well behind us. What we have now are news agencies who are bent on furthering a political agenda. Proof positive comes in the form of a Reuters story with a somewhat confusing title: “Alabama immigration law decried, applauded as some flee state.” (Click here for original story) The title is somewhat ambiguous as to who is “decrying” and who is “applauding” but the article leaves little doubt as to the ideological leanings of the author(s): (Reuters) – A climate of fear and panic has taken hold in Alabama’s immigrant community since a federal judge...
  • Who's behind the Wall St. protests? (Billionaire Soros busted!)

    10/13/2011 8:56:28 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/13/2011 | Mark Egan and Michelle Nichols
    Anti-Wall Street protesters say the rich are getting richer while average Americans suffer, but the group that started it all may have benefited indirectly from the largesse of one of the world's richest men. There has been much speculation over who is financing the disparate protest, which has spread to cities across America and lasted nearly four weeks. One name that keeps coming up is investor George Soros, who in September debuted in the top 10 list of wealthiest Americans. Conservative critics contend the movement is a Trojan horse for a secret Soros agenda. Soros and the protesters deny any...
  • White House Won’t Comment on Reuters Story About Secret Panel That Can Put Americans on ‘Kill

    10/06/2011 5:25:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/6/11 | Jake Tapper
    Reuters’ Mark Hosenball today reported http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/05/us-cia-killlist-idUSTRE79475C20111005 that: “American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials. There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House’s National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.”
  • Reuters Takes Administration Line by Describing Fast & Furious Twice as 'Botched' Operation

    09/09/2011 5:48:07 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 9, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    Reuters appears to have taken the side of the Obama Administration in the Operation Fast & Furious scandal in which guns were permitted by the Bureau of Alcohol Firearms Tobacco and Explosives in which guns were permitted to be "walked" across the Mexican border via the sale to straw buyers. The Department of Justice has portrayed this as a mere "botched" operation in which "mistakes" were made rather than the result of malignant intent. And if you read this Reuters article about Attorney General Eric Holder's attempt to distance himself from what has been dubbed "Operation Gunwalker" they go out...
  • Dollar to drop on S&P move; safe-haven demand seen

    08/07/2011 3:57:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 8/7/11 | Saikat Chatterjee
    The U.S. dollar may weaken and Treasury yields rise when Asian markets reopen on Monday, though any selling in response to ratings agency S&P's downgrade of the United States is likely to be tempered by the escalating crisis in the euro zone. The S&P cut in the U.S. long-term credit rating by a notch to AA-plus is an unprecedented blow and results from concerns about the nation's budget deficits and climbing debt burden. It called the outlook "negative," signaling another downgrade is possible in the next 12 to 18 months. "The initial reaction will be a high degree of uncertainty...
  • Retraction Request: Reuters Erroneously Reports GOP Tax Hike Deal

    07/06/2011 7:03:23 PM PDT · by cableguymn · 68 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | 7/6/11 | Big Journalisum
    Not sure if posting the story is ok. (kinda new to posting) http://bigjournalism.com/tag/debt-talks/
  • Reuters Fabricates GOP Compromise on Tax Hikes

    07/06/2011 9:15:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    big journalism ^ | 7/6/11 | Dana Loesch
    Myself and other conservatives reTweeted this and voiced disdain for the reported compromise. We were in disbelief that the GOP would cave with zero concessions on something so integral to private sector sustainability. We were wrong — Reuters made it up. Kyl’s actual remarks, just posted at Breitbart.tv:
  • Senate Dem's officially call for new "Stimulus" Package (Seen that coming!)

    06/22/2011 7:58:09 PM PDT · by BillMcMicheals · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-22-2011 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Democrats in the Senate on Wednesday called on Vice President Joe Biden to include new economic stimulus spending in deficit-reduction talks as a way of lowering the 9.1 percent jobless rate that is hobbling the economic recovery.
  • Amid scandal, US Republican Weiner to step down (Actual Reuters Headline)

    06/17/2011 9:56:34 AM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Roto-Reuters ^ | 06/17/2011 | Reuters
    Not worth posting the story. The title is the main thing. Roto-Reuters not even pretending to be unbiased anymore. And can we get a Topic listing for "MSM Bias"?
  • FLASHBACK-Obama records requests prove fruitless [ALL 7 Years of his Ill State Senate emails GONE]

    06/13/2011 9:36:15 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 21 replies
    politico.com ^ | Nov 11 2007 | By MIKE ALLEN
    Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) dodged questions Sunday about releasing papers from his eight years as an Illinois state senator, and his campaign has not answered records requests from the state’s two largest newspapers. [snip] In the Democratic presidential debate in Philadelphia on Oct. 30, Obama said to Clinton: "We have just gone through one of the most secretive administrations in our history, and not releasing, I think, these records at the same time, Hillary, as you're making the claim that this is the basis for your experience, I think, is a problem." [snip] On Nov. 3, the Obama campaign sent...
  • Shariah Schools

    06/01/2011 10:01:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 1, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Elites pooh-pooh the danger of the more draconian forms of Shariah law ever taking root in the United States and point to the small number of adherents of this code as evidence of its harmlessness to Americans. They can only make these assurances, though, by completely ignoring evidence that this body of legal beliefs is already taking hold in some surprising places, namely American courts and schools.. For example, The Center for Security Policy reported in an in-depth study— Shariah Law and American State Courts: An Assessment of State Appellate Court Cases— on “50 appellate court cases from 23 states...
  • Staging of Obama photo taken after TV announcement of bin Laden's death.

    05/04/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    REUTERS vis Drudge Report ^ | 5/4/2011 | Al Tompkins
    “As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.”
  • Reuters Laughable Excuses for Slow Economic Growth Report

    04/28/2011 7:18:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 28, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    Dismal economic growth.  It's hard to be upbeat about that but since it occurred during a Democrat administration, Reuters does its best to accentuate whatever positive it can find in its report. First the downbeat news as relayed by Reuters reporter Lucia Mutikani: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Economic growth slowed more than expected in the first quarter as higher food and gasoline prices dampened consumer spending, and sent a broad measure of inflation rising at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years. And now the first of several Reuters exercises in excuse making:But the pull back in output, which was also the...