(By Ray D.)
Stern Incorrectly Reports Karl Rove is Resigning...
Some in German media do a better job of reporting on the United States than others. Stern magazine, Germany's most widely read political weekly, is not one of them. When they aren't busily vilifying or stereotyping Americans, they're out re-writing the facts. This time it's a story on the personnel shakeup at the White House. According to Stern, Karl Rove is "going" and set to resign. That claim is false. Stern also claims (get a load of this) that it got the news via a Fox News report, but Fox News is clearly (and correctly) reporting that Rove is being reassigned, not resigning.
Stern headline: "Personnel Change at the White House: Bush's Chief Thinker Apparently Resigning"
This is just another example of sloppy, unprofessional coverage of the United States by one of Germany's most influential news sources.
Endnote: SPIEGEL ONLINE is also running a profoundly stupid headline labeling the shakeup "Trouble in the White House." Of course. How could anything involving the Bush White House ever be positive to the left-wing ideologues running that magazine?
First the White House staff is "exhausted" and then when there is a shakeup it is "trouble." Sometimes you just can't win...