Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Reuters now seeking the "Penelope" award for journalism

On Tuesday, we noted Reuters parroting of Iranian state media claims of "tens of thousands" of pro-government demonstrators in the streets.  Today (Wednesday) -- with the Iranian regime providing free metro tickets and refreshments for its supporters -- most news agencies operating in the country are reporting tens of thousands of pro-government demonstrators.  Not to be outdone, Reuters is reporting a turnout of "hundreds of thousands".  We couldn't help but be reminded of Penelope from Saturday Night Live:

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