Oops: Reuters prematurely reports George Soros dead at age XXX

It’s not been a banner week for journalism. Reuters today is joining CNN and the New York Post in the penalty box for prematurely posting its obituary of “liberal philanthropist” George Soros, with placeholder text standing in for the date and Soros’ age.

soros-obit

Maybe this way Soros can read it and suggest corrections?

Slate’s Matt Yglesias does not approve of Reuters’ assault obituary on the enigmatic financier.

Update:

… and the parody accounts have begun.

  • $8245944

    Soros looks like he’s been dead for a long time.

    • Torqued

      His soul sure has been.

      • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

        Does Lucifer have a soul? o.O

        • Torqued

          I don’t believe he is lucifer, but I sure do believe he works for him.

          • froggy19510

            He is Lucifer’s meen little brother.

          • $8245944

            Lucifer’s a lot better looking.

          • froggy19510

            And nicer.

          • $8245944

            Probably true. George is a nasty old beast.

        • John Galt

          I’m sure he has many, and I’ll bet he’s very excited about adding Georgie boy’s to his collection soon.

          • froggy19510

            Ya like Bill and Hillary.

      • TocksNedlog

        And his ideas.

    • grais

      He certainly looks older than XXX.

    • Judy B

      He’s already dead on the inside…he’s an empty, pathetic shell.

  • Michelle

    Soros is only 30? I could swear he doesn’t look a day over XC.

  • Clayton Grant

    Soros was born in MCMXXX, so he’s actually LXXXIII years old. Is he still dead?

    • CatHerder

      Him and Generalissimo Francisco Franco.

    • E Quilibrate

      Yeah, once you’re dead that about says it.

  • Incognito

    Damn and I was so hoping.. lol

  • mikem

    THEY LEFT OUT THE WHOLE HE HELPED THE NAZI’S TO SURVIVE PART A Jew born in Hungary as the Nazis were gaining power in Germany, Soros survived World War

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    Had my hopes up there for a minute. >:^|

  • ceemack

    “That insanely nasty George Soros obit posted by Reuters has to be
    something put up as a joke by some right winger on staff or something.”

    Yeah, ’cause there are soooooooooooo many right-wingers working for Reuters. The closest thing to a conservative at Reuters is somebody who said “You know, that Mitt Romney seems like he might be a nice guy.”

    • S. D. Coburn

      That guy was fired immediately.

    • Christian Orpinell

      The closest thing to a conservative at Reuters is somebody who said “You know, that Mitt Romney seems like he might be a nice guy.”

      Exactly.

    • Kevin

      I think then, through the process of elimination, we can safely say it must have been the “or something”

  • Jack Deth

    Michael Moore has just signed on to write, direct and narrate his latest film:

    ‘They’ve Saved Soros’s Brain!’.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

    Georgy………..Georgy Schwartz…………the dark one has been waiting a long time to log your soul in. Don’t keep him waiting…..

  • mikem

    the left would crumble without soros money they better pray to his father satan that he doesn’t die.

    • Judy B

      His son will carry on his “legacy”, no doubt.

    • Guest

      don’t worry, i’m sure they still have plenty of the pedophiles and sickos in Hollywood to choose from like David Geffen & co.

  • DanStlMo

    Reuters got me, I retweeted it, duh.

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    I don’t like celebrating the demise of someone, think it is in bad form, but I think I would make an exception for a man who helped Nazi’s round up his own people, who is wanted in 4 countries for totally destroying their financial systems. Who manipulates markets to get who he wants elected. I would say that this is one time I would be glad to say adios, but sadly he has trained all his children to be just like him so it would not be the end of the Soros saga.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Don’t forget that he heavily funds the people who want to take our guns all the while destabilizing the economy.

  • sardiverdave

    I hate it when they get stuff like this wrong.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    Famous cartoon character George Soros was found dead with his eyes closed and a large, empty generic jug of alcohol at his side.

  • ToyZebra

    A right winger on the staff at Reuters? You would have a better chance of finding a black jewish transvestite leading a KKK rally.

    • BlahBlah

      I will deny this later but the father of my son is ex Reuters and a liberal tard. WHAT WAS I THINKING

      • Judy B

        Was alcohol involved, lol?

    • E Quilibrate

      Are you talking about Sammy Davis?

  • BlahBlah

    George Soros dead in T-XXX… T-XXIX… T-XXVIII…

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      Promises…. Promises………………………………

      • BlahBlah

        Hey a girl can hope… :/

        • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

          He is 82….. >:^)

          • BlahBlah

            Translate that to Reuterese so everyone can understand you. LXXXII

          • SJ’s Dad

            . . . yeah? . . .
            Well, let me know when he’s 86’d mmmkay?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Drdr-Jojo/100000628834074 Drdr Jojo

    he died at a triple X porn show? I bet he had made plenty of undisclosed, obscene XXX donations to the radical causes too.

  • http://twitter.com/moosebuster2 moosebuster

    “Strike while the iron is hot,” I always say. Lesson #4 in how to brighten up an otherwise boring and lackluster news week.

  • froggy19510

    That blood sucker will never die. Even if he does there will be another souless goul to take his place.

  • http://twitter.com/moosebuster2 moosebuster

    If it’s true the good die young, this evil old liverspot will probably live to be a M.

  • http://avpixlat.info/ Gunilla Skoglund

    Wtf, is he dead or not? I can’f make sense of all confusing comments.

    • E Quilibrate

      Isn’t this where you go to find confusing comments?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1351093671 Bernie Ballesteros

    We should be so lucky.

  • rippersnort

    Obama will send the whole staff to his funeral.

  • http://www.drudgereport.com/ Strangelove

    Awww. I’m sure there are other Nazi criminals he’d be looking forward to see. Too bad.

  • $23089169

    Damn! Thought it was party time!

  • arttie

    Toe tags and fish wrap at the ready?

  • ozconservative

    Dammit…..that means I have to cancel the street party and stop work on my composition called “Ding Dong the Nazi’s Dead”

  • carl arasi

    Wishfull thinking.

  • John Galt

    Guess we need to ban the age XXX since it’s pseudo-killing people now.

  • bo1921

    Oh well. His days are dwindling and definitely numbered. Time is not on his side. Spend, as much as you can, george – you aren’t taking it with you.

  • Stan

    Damn, I bought a bottle of Bubbly and invited friends over. Oh well we can celebrate the loss of Obamas gun bill.

  • capisce

    How many “news” sites under his influence? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  • capisce

    Looks pretty cocky for a dead guy.
    Wolf Blitzer

  • TocksNedlog

    Can we send the body to Gosnell’s place for disposal?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    to be fair, he is……..from the neck up.

  • ctmom

    Maybe the Brits will be reminded to hate Soros more than Thatcher.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    I thought Zucker was supposed to fix CNN?

  • James Gourlay

    Bye, bye George! Who did you leave your money with. Brotherhood Obama?

  • Lgbpop

    Trust me, readers – we won’t know if Simon Bar Sinister is still alive until MSNBC reports his demise on the air. One can trust them to get it wrong.

    P.S. – If you don’t know who Simon Bar Sinister is, or was, you never saw GOOD cartoons…

  • Bill Board

    Somebody was wishfully thinking.

  • ked5

    that’s not a very nice april fools joke. especially since it’s not april fools.

  • Right Wired

    George Soros has Stockholm Syndrome

  • patteel

    I really really dislike that Nazi loving scum.

  • Orlando Cee

    Hard to believe the news people can screw things up so badly.

    Next thing you know they’ll tell us Obama really is an American citizen.

  • SJ’s Dad

    Overheard in Hell:
    Remember when I told God I could run Heaven better than him? . . .
    . . . So where do I send Soros when he tries to pull that crap on me?

  • John Brancato

    Let’s hope this bastard really is dead.

  • Judy B

    When the old bastard does finally die, it may very well cause real global warming because the fires of hell will surely be stoked to the max.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Such amusing comments from the folks who were so *outraged* about the Thatcher celebrations.

    • HWarrior13

      But the difference is, Thatcher was a good, decent person and Soros is…well, a total Nazi douchebag….does that clear things up a bit for you?
      Glad I could help….I’m a giver, and you’re welcome !

    • BAW

      The guys not actually dead.

  • freeinaz

    Didn’t Soros play the devil on the Bible series? Oh, never mind it was THAT guy!

  • chetnapier

    Don’t tease us like that.

  • L. Thomson

    Don’t worry he isn’t going to live forever!! And personally when he does his age isn’t going to matter and neither will his money, he also shall stand and be judged for his life, I for one would NOT want to be him!