CNN's 'Journalist of the Year' Forced to Resign for Fabricating Stories

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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.”
— Claas Relotius, former CNN Journalist of the Year

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

I suppose this should be expected by normal folks in this era of fake news.

But, I doubt our Low/No Information Leftist who are incapable of seeing the fake news will understand the significance of this story.
 
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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."

— 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.
 
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HayJenn

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LOL - you think "journalism" is Breitbart.


His work had received awards from CNN, but a CNN spokesperson said, "Relotius was not associated with CNN, he never worked for the company and never had anything published on CNN platforms."

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/20/media/claas-relotius-spiegel/index.html

But yeah, this is not cool at are. And on such a big scale. Luckily this is rare occurrence.
As if "this is rare occurrence".

As if.

Rare occurrence when they get caught, maybe...
 
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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.

Janet Cooke, a Washington Post reporter whose story about a child addicted to heroin won a Pulitzer Price before it was revealed to be a fabrication.

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

New Republic Magazine

New York Times

Washington Post

Anyone seeing a pattern here?

These fake news stories from the MSM are occurring on a daily basis at this point.