Reuters has been moving some jobs to India as part of its outsourcing drive. This seems to have irked some employess and they featured an ad in this week’s NYTimes.
On page A18 of the New York Times this morning there’s an interesting ad paid for by the Newspaper Guild-CWA.
It runs from top to botton along half the width of a page.
At the top is a photo of an older man in a suit (Warren Buffet) and underneath is the following caption:
“Buffet (pictured above), known for such hits as “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” promotes his upcoming tour.”
And then the ad goes on:
“If Reuters continues to send photo editing and reporting work overseas, accuracy will suffer. Warren Buffet or Jimmy Buffet? Not easily confused,unless you’re a worker in Singapore, India or someo other far away place trying to report on news or caption photos from 6,000 miles away. …”
The website has these three ads
According to me this ad borders on xenophobia and racism.
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