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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:06 pm
 


Title: Der Spiegel says top journalist faked stories for years
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Date: 2018-12-19 13:01:15


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The German news magazine Der Spiegel has been plunged into chaos after revealing that one of its top reporters had falsified stories over several years.

The media world was stunned by the revelations that the award-winning journalist Claas Relotius had, according to the weekly, �made up stories and invented protagonists� in at least 14 out of 60 articles that appeared in its print and online editions, warning that other outlets could also be affected.

Relotius, 33, resigned after admitting to the scam. He had written for the magazine for seven years and won numerous awards for his investigative journalism, including CNN Journalist of the Year in 2014.

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The Hamburg-based magazine, which was founded in 1947 and is renowned for its in-depth investigative pieces, said Relotius had committed journalistic fraud �on a grand scale�. It described the episode as �a low point in Spiegel�s 70-year history�.



Well, they don't call it the lugenpresse for nothing.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:39 pm
 


This has to be fake news because we've been told that there is no such thing as fake news.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:57 pm
 


Fake News would imply that this was done with Der Spiegel's blessing, which it isn't given their reaction.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:15 pm
 


It's worth highlighting this bit:

"Relotius, 33, resigned after admitting to the scam. He had written for the magazine for seven years and won numerous awards for his investigative journalism, including CNN Journalist of the Year in 2014".


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:18 pm
 


I'm sorry but Der Spiegel as the publishing magazine has a duty to ensure that it's reporters are telling the truth not the other way around. Apparently it wasn't the magazine who uncovered this clown's propensity to fabricate his stories and interviews, it was a co-worker.

If they had any questions or doubts about the veracity of the Relotius articles they could have easily checked but, they didn't likely because the stories suited their political agenda. Unfortunately they left it up to Moreno to do what they as a publisher should have done and that's check the authors facts by checking the interviewee. It's not like these people were all "sources" that had to be protected and one phone call would likely have prevented Relotius from making them the laughing stock of the German/world News Media.

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The falsification came to light after a colleague who worked with him on a story along the US-Mexican border raised suspicions about some of the details in Relotius’s reporting, having harboured doubts about him for some time.

The colleague, Juan Moreno, eventually tracked down two alleged sources quoted extensively by Relotius in the article, which was published in November. Both said they had never met Relotius. Relotius had also lied about seeing a hand-painted sign that read “Mexicans keep out”, a subsequent investigation found.

Other fraudulent stories included one about a Yemeni prisoner in Guantanamo Bay, and one about the American football star Colin Kaepernick.

In a lengthy article, Spiegel, which sells about 725,000 print copies a month and has an online readership of more than 6.5 million, said it was “shocked” by the discovery and apologised to its readers and to anyone who may have been the subject of “fraudulent quotes, made-up personal details or invented scenes at fictitious places”.


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N_Fiddledog wrote:
It's worth highlighting this bit:

"Relotius, 33, resigned after admitting to the scam. He had written for the magazine for seven years and won numerous awards for his investigative journalism, including CNN Journalist of the Year in 2014".



So, a news outlet that was caught fabricating stories gives an award to another news outlet that gets caught fabricating stories. Talk about ironic. 8O


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:51 pm
 


It was a fake award. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:21 pm
 


At least when a MSM outlet catches a reporter faking a story they fire him and then they report the whole thing to the public

The right wing outlets just generate fake news deliberately as their official policy and nobody ever gets held accountable


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BeaverFever wrote:
At least when a MSM outlet catches a reporter faking a story they fire him and then they report the whole thing to the public

The right wing outlets just generate fake news deliberately as their official policy and nobody ever gets held accountable



Can’t it just be about some shit for brains idiot without out the left and right wing political shit?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:02 pm
 


BeaverFever wrote:
At least when a MSM outlet catches


They didn't catch anything.
And it is now just damage control for them.

housewife wrote:
Can’t it just be about some shit for brains idiot without out the left and right wing political shit?


From BF ?
Not a chance. :lol:


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martin14 wrote:
BeaverFever wrote:
At least when a MSM outlet catches


They didn't catch anything.
And it is now just damage control for them.

housewife wrote:
Can’t it just be about some shit for brains idiot without out the left and right wing political shit?


From BF ?
Not a chance. :lol:


You started it, pal


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*cough*


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:52 am
 


You should take something for that before it gets worse.


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raydan wrote:
You should take something for that before it gets worst.


Sometimes I get a tickle in the back of my throat when threads look like they are going to devolve into schoolyard fights.

If clearing my throat doesn't work, then handing out some warnings usually clears it up.


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