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Writer touted by [Fake news producer...] CNN as 'Journalist of the Year' forced to resign for fabricating stories
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Leroy N. Soetoro
2018-12-30 02:10:43 UTC
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The German magazine Der Spiegel revealed Wednesday that one of its top
award-winning journalists fabricated many of his articles, inventing
characters, sources, and their quotes “on a grand scale” for many years.

Claas Relotius, a reporter and editor, admitted to fabricating parts of at
least 14 stories following the magazine’s internal investigation. The
publication said the issue “marks a low point in the 70-year history of
Der Spiegel.”

“I am sick and I need to get help,” he reportedly told the magazine.

“I am sick and I need to get help.”

— Claas Relotius, former CNN Journalist of the Year

The reporter contributed around 60 articles to Der Spiegel, one of the
leading German magazines for investigative reporting. He previously worked
for other publications in Europe and won awards such as CNN Journalist of
the Year in 2014.

The fabricated articles include a phone interview with the parents of free
agent NFL player Colin Kaepernick and a story about an American woman who
claims to have volunteered to witness the executions of death row inmates.

Relotius also drew the fury of locals in Fergus Falls, Minn., after
spending three weeks in town and fabricating facts, characters and quotes
from people in an effort to portray the town in a negative light.

"What happened is beyond what I could have ever imagined: An article
titled ‘Where they pray for Trump on Sundays,’ and endless pages of an
insulting, if not hilarious, excuse for journalism."

— Michele Anderson and Jake Krohn
“What happened is beyond what I could have ever imagined: An article
titled ‘Where they pray for Trump on Sundays,’ and endless pages of an
insulting, if not hilarious, excuse for journalism,” wrote Michele
Anderson and Jake Krohn who investigated Relotius’ Der Spiegel article
about the town.

Both Anderson and Krohn went on to reveal that the article doesn’t contain
any truth except for the town’s population, the average temperature, and
names of the businesses or public figures.

Nearly everything else, including a coal plant employee named Neil Becker,
who doesn’t actually exist, or quotes from a restaurant employee, who was
falsely called the owner of a restaurant and whose son was given a
fictional illness, was made up.

Relotius’ work was first called into question in November after another
reporter for the magazine worked with him on a story about a border
militia in Arizona. The reporter found that the supposed interviews never
happened.

The Relotius case resembles past instances where journalists have been
caught fabricating stories. Those accused previously have included Stephen
Glass, who was fired from the New Republic magazine, Jayson Blair, fired
from the New York Times, and Janet Cooke, a Washington Post reporter whose
story about a child addicted to heroin won a Pulitzer Prize before it was
revealed to be a fabrication.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Miloch
2018-12-30 02:51:37 UTC
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The German magazine Der Spiegel revealed Wednesday that one of its top
award-winning journalists fabricated many of his articles, inventing
characters, sources, and their quotes “on a grand scale” for many years.
Claas Relotius, a reporter and editor, admitted to fabricating parts of at
least 14 stories following the magazine’s internal investigation. The
publication said the issue “marks a low point in the 70-year history of
Der Spiegel.”
Nothing compared to Roger Ailes of Fox News!!

Roger Ailes Resigns: A Timeline of His Downfall

http://fortune.com/2016/07/21/roger-ailes-resigned-scandal-timeline/

By Tom Huddleston Jr.
July 21, 2016

Roger Ailes is officially done at Fox News. The chairman and CEO of the cable
news network resigned Thursday, exiting with severe damage done to his career
and reputation in the wake of multiple reported accusations of sexual harassment
by current and former Fox News employees.

Parent company 21st Century Fox confirmed the move in a press release on
Thursday afternoon following much speculation that Ailes’ ouster was imminent.
Fox made no mention of the sexual harassment allegations in the release, and
Ailes has denied them. Rupert Murdoch will assume the role of chairman and
acting CEO of Fox News and Fox Business Network.

Speculation over Ailes’ future had been growing since former host Gretchen
Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit on July 6, and several women,
including Megyn Kelly, the star anchor, reportedly stepped forward, saying they,
too, had experienced unwanted sexual advances from Ailes. New York magazine
reported that Ailes had lost the support of the Murdoch family at parent company
21st Century Fox amid an investigation into the claims.




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