Denver, Colo., Apr 22, 2013 / 11:07 am
A mistakenly-published article erroneously announcing the death of George Soros described the atheist billionaire as a successful "Hungarian-American financier" who has donated huge sums of money to liberal causes.
"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," said the article, written by Reuters.
The April 18 article was a pre-written obituary, with X's for dates and ages that would need to be filled in before the story ran. It was published mistakenly, as Soros is still alive.
Reuters quickly removed the story and issued an apology, explaining that it had been published in error.