Reuters Prematurely Publishes Harsh George Soros Obituary

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Somehow, Reuters published on Thursday evening an online obituary for Hungarian-born American financier George Soros, who remains alive.

It's not news that media organizations often keep obituaries of older famous people on file: In 2003, The New York Times ran an obituary of actor and comedian Bob Hope under the byline of Vincent Canby, the paper's former film critic, who died in 2000.

So the fact that Reuters let slip an obituary of someone who isn't dead, while remarkable, is not the strangest thing about this story; rather, what's so noteworthy is the wire service's harshly critical presentation of Soros's life, which doesn't seem in keeping with their usual style.

Here's a screenshot of the obit's first few paragraphs:



The obituary goes on to explain that Soros, who is Jewish and was born in 1930, "survived World War Two and then emigrated to Great Britain," where he "landed his first job in the financial industry largely through pure stubborn chutzpah."

Soros's philanthropy is said to have "been marked as much by his personal journey as by the needs of the communities he set out to serve."

And the article ends, after having mentioned an insider trading penalty and an unsuccessful bid to acquire the Washington Nationals baseball team, by observing that "these failings stand out in the life of this remarkably successful Hungarian-American financier, philanthropist and thinker, in contrast to his stubborn refusal to fail in virtually every other venture."

Reuters tweeted that the obituary had been wrongly published, and withdrawn:

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bambamsgolfcart

badbadevan
This is a Tealican conspiracy.

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Only a tool would post a comment like that. Shouldn't you be out selling your EBT card for a forty.

April 21 2013 at 6:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mrspelosi

badbadevan
This is a Tealican conspiracy.
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It is such a shame Somey that you continue to attack those who fund all your welfare benefits dear.
How unfortunate for you darling.

April 20 2013 at 2:16 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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bambamsgolfcart

He bites they very hand that feeds him.

April 21 2013 at 6:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
clarita995

OBVIOUSLY G_d doesn't want him
AND
the devil ain't ready for him.

April 19 2013 at 2:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
omgnojobs

OMG ! illegal immigrants that the muslim clown let "break" into america bombed , killed americans once again~~SUE THIS MUSLIM CLOWN PERSONALLY FOR OPENING OUR BORDERS N PUTTING AMERICANS IN HARMS WAY. ! ~~>DEPORT "ALL" ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS THAT "BROKE" INTO AMERICA TO KILL AMERICANS N START THIS MUSLIM CLOWNS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL NOW. ! . !

April 19 2013 at 9:14 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to omgnojobs's comment
slverlake3

Dude calm down. The two bombers were here legally. You obviously have some serious rage issues

April 19 2013 at 10:12 AM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
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clarita995

yeah they're here LEGALLY AND WHY ?
think this crap would have gotten off ellis island ?

April 19 2013 at 2:27 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
melodylynn13178

The accused bombers arrived ten years ago, about 2003. George Bush was president in 2003.

April 20 2013 at 4:23 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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mrspelosi

Oh how sad. Your George Bush derangement syndrome appears to be out of control dear.

April 20 2013 at 2:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
mkspw

I guess Obama was getting ready to fly the the flag at half staff

April 19 2013 at 9:02 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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clarita995

he should HALF THE STAFF starting with nappolitano,holder etc.

April 19 2013 at 2:28 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Larry

Soros, the vulture capitalist, is one of the biggest enablers of the current regime and its attempts to punish the successful.

April 19 2013 at 8:29 AM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
Sonny

Is this story about one of Obama's biggest contributors?

April 19 2013 at 6:45 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
klovepr

Too bad the story wasn't true. Soros has worked harder than anyone to ruin America.

April 19 2013 at 6:26 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
jrb359

Evil man. Made money telling Nazi SS where Jewish people were hiding! He has NO problem with that blood on his hands. Said if US re-elected GWB he would destroy our country. I wonder whose puppet strings he is pulling now!

April 19 2013 at 6:02 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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slverlake3

How did he do that? He was born in 1930 so he was only 14 years old when WW2 ended.

April 19 2013 at 10:13 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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setanta995

so at age 14,you didn't know a thing about your neighbors ?

April 20 2013 at 1:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
dinohealth

I think it is really funny! It is interesting to note that the Brits will never forgive him for taking on their national bank! lol Yes, George, is everywhere. However, if Reuters does not like him, I would love to call him a friend! No greater honor; not even a knighthood! How about a Chutzpahood! Really! Crying over getting beat in the world of financial dealing does not get my sympathy! We all have our moneymaking scars! So, I guess if you can't beat him, you defame him....after death! Not too upstanding I would say, and very funny that it inadvertently got out prematurely!

April 19 2013 at 12:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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setanta995

soros has been DEFAMED WHILE A.LIVE via the truth about his activities from bankrupting other nations etc.
he remains a SPOS.

April 20 2013 at 1:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply