October 9, 2006, - 4:23 pm

Jobless for “Brainless”: Reuters Fires Anti-Coulter Book Author

By Debbie Schlussel
Well, you have to give Reuters kudos where kudos is due. On the other hand, every broken clock is right, twice a day.
The New York Times reports that Joe Maguire, who wrote a scurrilous book against Ann Coulter, “Brainless: The Lies and Lunacy of Ann Coulter,” is now jobless. (We wrote about this and other anti-Ann books, Friday.)
He was a news editor at Reuters, which finally got a clue that it might be just a tad inappropriate to have an author of such a book as an “impartial” editor.


“Brainless” Author Joe Maguire Now Jobless

Reuters, which originally granted Maguire permission to write the anti-Coulter book, saw the light:

A company statement pointed to Reuters’ principles of “integrity, independence and freedom from bias.’ The statement reads: ‘Our editorial policy and The Reuters Trust Principles are prominently displayed for all to see on www.about.reuters.com. Mr. Maguire’s book will soon be available. Both speak for themselves.”

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When Reuters claims “freedom from bias”, shouldn’t they add, “except in the case of Israel”?

sonofsheldon on October 9, 2006 at 9:50 pm

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