- By Alicia P.Q. WittmeyerAlicia P.Q. Wittmeyer is the Europe editor at Foreign Policy. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and Forbes, among other places. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and master’s degrees from Peking University and the London School of Economics. The P.Q. stands for Ping-Quon.
It’s an editor’s worst nightmare.
Someone over at Reuters hit the publish button a little too early today — and the sneak peak at the famous financier’s obituary isn’t too flattering. (See "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," and "an enigma, wrapped in intellect, contradiction and money"). As of an hour after its publication the article remained online, despite a Reuters tweet indicating that the obit had been withdrawn immediately.
As the Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg tweeted, "Soros didn’t look a day over YYY."
Let’s just say it’s been a bad week for the media.
h/t Matthew C. Klein