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Posted on 05/27/2016 8:30:51 PM PDT by naturalman1975
The Guardian has been hit by a journalism ethics scandal after the newspaper admitted a reporter fabricated interviews and made up quotes in articles.
Lee Glendinning, editor of Guardian US and a former Fairfax Media journalist, said reporter Joseph Mayton also falsely claimed to have been present at events he wrote about.
The former deputy editor of Guardian Australia apologised to readers and to the people whose words were misrepresented or falsified.
The newspaper, which was instrumental in campaigning for a British inquiry into press standards, has now removed 13 of contributor Mr Maytons articles from its website. Other articles have been amended to remove unreliable material or correct inaccuracies.
Ms Glendinning hired an independent fact-checker to investigate all of Mr Maytons prior work, compromising 37 single-byline articles published between 2015 and 2016, seven shared byline stories from the same period, and 20 opinion pieces written from 2009 to 2015.
In an investigation that included approximately 50 interviews, our fact-checker found articles that contained likely or confirmed fabrication, including stories about two events that organisers said he didnt attend, Ms Glendinning wrote.
In an article titled A note to our readers about a reporter who breached our trust, Ms Glendinning said: Dozens of sources could not be found either they had no online presence or they were anonymous and could not be substantiated and several people quoted in Maytons articles either denied speaking with him or giving the quotes attributed to them.
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"I'm shocked, just shocked!"
Well done, Guardian, The New York Times of Ingsoc.
That’s the New York Times style of “journalism”
Brian Williams Syndrome.
Reminds me of the film, Shattered Glass.
Joseph Mayton, who began writing opinion pieces for the Guardian in London in 2009, while based in Egypt.——www.jantakareporter.com/india/guardians-editor-takes-extraordinary...
The Reporter will be the first Recipient of the Katie Couric Ethics in Video Editing Award.
Waking the Middle East Up to Animal Rights
By Joseph Mayton on Guardian.co.uk
Eating less meat is more Islamic
Joseph Mayton guardian.co.uk, Thursday 26 August 2010
Vegetarianism is not contrary to Arab culture
Study Shows Many US Canned Goods Still Contain Cancer-Linked BPA
By Joseph Mayton, Guardian UK
05 June 15
California lawmakers approve assisted dying legislation
Joseph Mayton, The Guardian, September 9, 2015
California lawmakers approved AB-15, which is similar to the recently failed SB-128, giving terminally ill patients the ability to end their lives.
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Similar to Jayson Blair at the NYT 5 years ago:
Aggressive liberal black reporter ergo ABOVE question.
Really? No way would editors and writers of a liberal rag ever let facts get in the way of the agenda—no way!!!!
Bwaa ha ha!
Not surprising. The Guardian is pretty much like a British National Enquirer version of the New York Times, with all of the attendant credibility of same, with or without random “reporters” getting caught making up shite. They pretty much do that on all of their stories, so no big whoop that one of their “reporters” is so stupid as to get caught out once in a while.
Took a page out of Mike Barnicle’s playbook.
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