- Reuters Releases George Soros Obituary By Mistake: “Enigmatic Financier, Liberal Philanthropist Dies At XX” (ZeroHedge, April 18, 2013):
Update – that didn’t take long:
Reuters erroneously published an advance obituary of financier and philanthropist George Soros. A spokesman for Soros said that the New York-based financier is alive and well. Reuters regrets the error.
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First CNN, then AP, now Reuters: the entire media is increasingly starting to look like amateur hour. Unless, of course, Soros is like Osama, and had several “reincarnated” body doubles, with the original specimen long gone.
Here is our suggestion for another prepared article: “Today after XX centuries of monetizing debt, the Emperor of the Galactic Central Bank, Gaius Maximus Printius Bernankius the DCLXVIth, ended QE in the year of the alien invasion, XXXXX. Bread costs XXXXXXXXXXX.”
Just out from Reuters, an article which will certainly be withdrawn in milliseconds. Intern heads will roll for this, although it would be truly “New Normal” if Soros were to have a heart attack upon reading news of his own death, and die from it.
George Soros, enigmatic financier, liberal philanthropist dies at XX
By Todd Eastham
WASHINGTON, XXX (Reuters) – George Soros, who died XXX at age XXX, was a predatory and hugely successful financier and investor, who argued paradoxically for years against the same sort of free-wheeling capitalism that made him billions.
He was known as “the man who broke the Bank of England” for selling short the British pound in 1992 and helping force the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, which devalued the pound and earned Soros more than $1 billion.