Reuters bias in Pope story

In the Reuters version of the story by Jonathan Wright:

In a speech in Germany on Tuesday, the Pope appeared to endorse a Christian view, contested by most Muslims, that the early Muslims spread their religion by violence.

The Times gets it right:

The Pope did not endorse the sentiment.

And so does the Washington Post:

The pope neither explicitly endorsed nor denounced the emperor's words, but rather used them as a preface to a discussion of faith and reason.

In this modern age you can just read what the Pope said for yourself. But I'm concerned by the obvious Reuters bias here. Should I complain?

I'm reading "The Media and Me" (1996) by Stuart Littlemore and it's full of interesting stories about his time at the ABC. Even then he was worried about the concentration of media ownership in Australia. It's much worse now.


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