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.

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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.

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