Skip to comments.US ambassador to Germany demands Spiegel fake news investigation
Posted on 12/21/2018 9:52:38 PM PST by Olog-hai
US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell on Friday demanded an independent investigation into a German journalist who was caught making up key details in a series of reports for Der Spiegel news magazine.
He said the revelations are troubling to the US Embassy, particularly because several of these fake stories focused on US policies and certain segments of the American people.
He said he wrote to the editors of the respected news weekly calling for an independent and transparent investigation.
He said it was clear the US had been the victim of institutional bias at the magazine, saying the outlet encouraged anti-American reporting, particularly since Donald Trump was elected president. [ ]
One of the cases that particularly infuriated the Americans was a story where (Claas) Relotius claimed to have visited a small American town to find out why people there had voted for Trump. He fabricated major elements of the story including people, quotes and geographical details. In another story he wrote about a woman who watches executions in America. In that case the woman does exist, but they only met briefly and he invented large portions of the story. In another case he wrote about a civilian militia on the border with Mexico in which he made up quotes and details.
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Boy has a future at CNN.
Relotius already got a CNN “Journalist Of The Year” award too. Guess that’s like Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize.
Yep, Der Spiegel Spaniel is anti-American whenever a Republican is the President. That’s because Democrats are out to destroy this country so they are silent when the President is a Democrat.
CNN: “I want to believe.”
I wonder how many CNN reporters quoted this guy’s works of fiction work as source material?
A lot of these papers were manned in the 50s by quiet “former” SS and still to this day. They are the main pushers of the soft Soviet EU of today creating so much trouble and occupation force
This is simply an example showing how a two-dime journo has more influence (power) than the average politician. The Mainstream Media are our new Ruling Class
He said it was clear the US had been the victim of institutional bias at the magazine, saying the outlet encouraged anti-American reporting, particularly since Donald Trump was elected president.
No, the reporter boy.
I noticed early this AM, that Spiegel will lodge criminal complaints in court against the guy. Says minimum of fourteen stories are faked, but he wrote 60 stories while with them....so they will have to go back to each single one and review all of them.
I still don’t believe this will ever get to court...he’d just tell the judge that Der Spiegel wanted this kind of journalism. The charges will be dismissed at some point.
You have to wonder what this character will do for the rest of his life. Finished off as a journalist. The six years of college? Blown away and of no value now.
Der Spiegel just admitted publicly that they didn’t want this kind of journalism. That sure would be mixed messages.
Of course, the “principle” of defending any journalist, no matter how fake, against Trump’s ambassador will come into play.
He wrote what he knew the editors wanted to print. Simple as that.
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