CNN Journalist of the year caught making up interviews that never happened

I wonder if this is what President Trump meant by “fake news”?

From Yahoo:

BERLIN (AP) — An award-winning journalist who worked for Der Spiegel, one of Germany’s leading news outlets, has left the weekly magazine after evidence emerged that he committed journalistic fraud “on a grand scale” over a number of years, the publication said Wednesday.

Spiegel published a lengthy report on its website after conducting an initial internal probe of the work of Claas Relotius, a 33-year-old staff writer known for vivid investigative stories. The magazine said Relotius resigned Monday after admitting some of his articles included made-up material from interviews that never happened.

The Hamburg-based magazine said Relotius contributed almost to 60 articles published in print or online since 2011, first as a freelance writer before being hired full-time last year. The reporter previously worked for other German and Swiss publications and won numerous awards, including CNN Journalist of the Year in 2014.

[Emphasis mine]

H/T M.

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9 Replies to “CNN Journalist of the year caught making up interviews that never happened”

    • If you trace it back through enough front companies he probably does have a significant share of most of the Propaganda Media companies.

  1. “Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer 2013 reveals that political parties and businesses are the most corrupt institutions in Germany.” (Wikipedia) Hagen Grell speaks about “Peak of Mount Stupid” and Dunning–Kruger effect in his latest video.

  2. Alle Jahre wieder….The “Hitler-Tagebücher-Skandal” from the 80’ies springs to mind .
    Then the german magazine “Stern” spend a healthy amount of money to obtain and later publish the Hitler-dayaries . The scoop of the century , no less .
    Only they were fake from first to last page . Heads were rolling afterwards , deservedly so . Can’t wait to see Spiegel-heads rolling too , and not just the fakester’s . Its ironic that msm-bosses who , in order to satisfy their investors , rely upon and count on the greater publics willingness to be decieved and pay for it too , so eagerly gobble up fakes and scams themselves…

  3. The ugly truth: He is just a typical child of the system, and this system is rotten and corrupt. He acted according to the motto: “You can do everything – you just can’t get caught!”

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