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Reuters Calls Rubio Article a 'Fiasco' Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Sat, Jan 28, 2012, 04:59 PM

Reuters is struggling to resolve an error-filled hit piece on Republican golden boy Senator Marco Rubio, which yielded five corrections yesterday and should have warranted even more.

Politico reports that, "one senior staffer at Reuters described the episode to me as a 'fiasco,' another as 'disgrace.'"

It was so atrocious that the editors and reporters involved were ordered not to discuss the matter. Politico contacted the editors David Lindsey and Eric Walsh, but they refused to respond.

According to Politico, "the article, by David Adams, had intended to detail why Rubio was an unlikely pick for Vice President: "Rubio may not be as coveted as Gingrich and Romney would have it appear as they press for votes in Florida, where more than 450,000 Hispanics identify themselves as Republicans,' Reuters David Adams wrote. 'Despite his reputation as a watchdog over federal spending, Rubio, 40, has had significant financial problems that could keep him from passing any vetting process as a potential vice presidential choice, Republican and Democratic strategists say.'"

Yet after pressure from the Rubio staff, Reuters was compelled to issue corrections, which soon became a larger talking point than the article itself.

To read the entire article from Politico, link here:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/01/reuters-staff-call-rubio-story-fiasco-disgrace-112574.html
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