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Writer touted by CNN as 'Journalist of the Year' forced to resign for fabricating stories

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posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 06:05 AM
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“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.


This is my shocked face.

If just one guy did this, is it even remotely possible that there may be more?




posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 06:25 AM
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originally posted by: network dude
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“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.


This is my shocked face.

If just one guy did this, is it even remotely possible that there may be more?


I'd be mighty surprised if there wasn't...



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 06:29 AM
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and some people still think there are no fake news...



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: jedi_hamster


Unfortunately, sheeple will be sheeple!



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 06:57 AM
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a reply to: network dude

FAKE NEWS!



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 07:00 AM
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posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Seems like they needed a fall guy for all the rubbish lies they spread from unkown sources. Hopefully the ratings still stay low



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Sucks this guy has to take the fall when he was just taking orders from his cnn overlords.



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: JDmOKI

He worked for Der Spiegel. Not CNN. Does anyone on this site actually do the bare minimum expected of them to participate in a thread and read the linked articles in the OP anymore?



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

He was a CNN writer of the year.



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: AtlasHawk

He was CNN's Journalist of the Year (an award they have no revoked.) It's a competition open to all journalists regardless of who they work for.

Do you think the person selected as Time's Man of the Year has to work at Time?



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 01:42 PM
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So one fake news Journalist gets busted, only ten thousand more to go. The news deceiving the public these days is not only accepted, it is expected by many medias now because it promotes views which boosts income for the agencies. Every time we go read a fake article in a link, it increases numbers of viewers which eventually results in better ad sales for the MSM company.



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