walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
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Rebekah Brooks arrested

Reasonable coverage can be found at the Guardian, which has been on the News Corp story early and often:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/17/rebekah-brooks-arrested-phone-hacking-allegations

Terrible Reuters coverage can be found here:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/17/us-newscorp-brooks-idUSTRE76G1LA20110717

Who wrote this thing? Georgina Prodhan. It has the _weirdest_ language in it, some of it _not_ attributed in quotes to other people:

"the flame-haired 43-year-old was promoted in 2009 to become chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper business"

Some of it in attributed quotes:

""At first, I wondered who this person flouncing around the office with big red hair like she owned the place was. I soon found out," said one ex-Sun reporter."

When did Reuters turn into a gossip column? The writer doesn't seem to be so young or inexperienced to chalk the style up to that -- maybe Brooks is just _really_ loathed in the industry and this is how that loathing manifests? Or maybe this is Reuters playing catchup? It's a background piece, where the Guardian piece contains useful information.
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