Boker tov, good morning. While I try to get my bearings after being away for several days, you can ponder this comment at YNetNews.com in response to a story on the death threat sent to LGF from a Reuters computer:
This is all too typical of certain mass media outlets these days. Most people probably don't know that Reuter's was founded and named after Paul Julius Reuter, a German-Jewish journalist.
from Reuters "About Us"
Paul Julius Reuter, the founder of Reuters, the world news and information organisation, died on 25 February 1899. For the modern Company, which has grown out of all recognition since its birth in 1851, it is an opportunity to take stock.
When Paul Julius Reuter died in Nice, the 19th century was about to come to an end. It was a century of entrepreneurship and rapidly advancing technology, during which Reuters built a world-wide reputation for competence and truthfulness in news. 100 years later, in the 70s and 80s of the 20th century, Reuters transformed itself through bold pioneering ventures which created a range of electronic information products for the world's rapidly growing financial markets.
As it enters the 21st century, Reuters is a large, dynamic, profitable company contending for first place among world leaders in the business of information.
According to Reuters Press Office and various sources at Answers.com, Reuter was born in Kassel, Germany in 1816. His birth name was Israel Beer Josaphat; his father was a rabbi.
In 1845 he was baptised (yes, baptised) as Paul Julius Reuter at St. George's Lutheran Chapel in Whitechapel, London. A week later he married Ida Maria Elizabeth Clementine Magnus.
Reuter retired in 1878, handing control to his son, Herbert de Reuter, who committed suicide in 1915.
And the rest, as they say, is history.