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CNN Journalist Of The Year 2014 Committed Journalistic Fraud “On A Grand Scale”

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posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 10:53 AM
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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.

Earlier this month, he was named German Reporter of the Year for a story about a young Syrian boy.

Some other stories he was making stuff up about had to do with reporting from the US-Mexican border, a Yemeni prisoner in Guantanamo Bay, and NFL star Colin Kaepernick.

Der Spiegel says top journalist faked stories for years


Just a fall guy of the MSM or the start of something bigger?




posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 10:57 AM
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CNN obviously rewards journalists for fake news stories, so he should just apply there.



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 10:59 AM
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Well I suppose all we can do is bask in the lulz.



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:00 AM
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Where there is one, there will be more.




posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:02 AM
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Sounds like he got his journalism "education" watching "Scott Templeton" in the final season of "The Wire".







edit on 19-12-2018 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:10 AM
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Stephen Glass pulled the same stunt at The New Republic, a conservative magazine, back in ‘98. It’s not a left/right thing or even an MSM thing. It’s a lazy way for someone looking to shoot up the industry superstar ladder without much thought to consequence.

Dishonesty and, to an extent, corruption stems from a blatant lack of integrity that can occur in any industry. Look at the crap that went on at Enron. Or, Volkswagen. Or, the Keating Five which was involved in the S&L collapse scandal. Or, even any damn WH press briefing led by SHS.

As far as this reporter goes, I would mark it down as something more akin to a singular bad apple.



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:11 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Sounds like he got his journalism "education" watching "Templeton" in the final season of "The Wire".





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posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: maria_stardust




As far as this reporter goes, I would mark it down as something more akin to a singular bad apple.


Really? he works for CNN.. They put reporters in creeks to make it look like its flooded. of course its not just one bad apple.



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: notsure1

Dude, you realize a better case of intentional journalistic misrepresentation could be made regarding FOX on any given day. It’s only saving grace regarding journalistic integrity stems from Shepard Smith.



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: maria_stardust

I doubt the singular bad apple theory. I am pretty sure the MSM let their journalists and reporters bend the truth on purpose while keeping an appearance of plausible deniability.

Not on all topics and not at all times but very often.



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:21 AM
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originally posted by: notsure1
a reply to: maria_stardust




As far as this reporter goes, I would mark it down as something more akin to a singular bad apple.


Really? he works for CNN.. They put reporters in creeks to make it look like its flooded. of course its not just one bad apple.



Its one bad apple. Working in a place that likes to spoil apples.

In other words: his actions reflect on him. And him alone. CNN is a whole 'nuther bushel.



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: notsure1

He worked for Der Spiegel.



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Thing about apples you let one spoil in the crate and it triggers the others to rapidly spoil too.




posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
CNN obviously rewards journalists for fake news stories, so he should just apply there.


Apparently CNN has enough drama right now...


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posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: Infoshill

I'm unable to watch while at work. What happened?



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: maria_stardust

He got his awards because it took people blatantly turning a bling eye to the truth, and willfully not validating the articles.

When bad behavior is rewarded........



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: neutronflux

It was the responsibility of the editors at Der Spiegel to fact check their reporters. This was not a CNN reporter.

On that note, kudos to Der Spiegel for speaking out about this. A similar incident occurred recently at the Houston Chronicle regarding one of it’s beat reporters making up sources (eyewitness accounts). That reporter was also called out by their editorial staff.



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

This is what we get when the line between news and entertainment is blurred. Or obliterated, in this case. Why is anybody surprised that the news is fake? They aren't even wearing pants below the desk! Botox, makeup, lighting, tele-prompters... yeah. We know. So the writers want in on the fun. They want big, sexy stories too. Just remember, in "journalism", they are trained to sell a story. To play up one part, play down (or omit) another, to control the emotions of the readers or watchers. Fake. All of it. Except when it is true, which seems to be increasingly accidental. Bah. Humbug!



posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
CNN obviously rewards journalists for fake news stories, so he should just apply there.


Exactly. CNN is filled with LOSERS, so he'd fit right in!



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