By Earl Holt
A German practitioner of U.S. Jews’ Media “ethics” has been exposed for falsifying a significant number of articles he wrote over the course of several years. It is NO coincidence that he once worked for CNN, and was awarded CNN’s Journalist of the Year Award in 2014.
Claas Relotius, a reporter and editor at Der Spiegel was exposed by an internal investigation to have invented sources, characters and quotes in at least 14 articles he wrote for that publication. Investigators claim his fabrications “mark a low point in the 70-year history of Der Spiegel.”
One article was particularly illuminating: It was a cheap shot at the town of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, which was titled “Where They Pray for Trump on Sundays.” The internal investigation at Der Spiegel revealed that practically every element of the article was a prevarication.
Relotius fictionalized every source, quotation and fact about the town except the town’s population, its average temperature and the names of a few businesses that actually do exist. The two investigators for Der Spiegel – Michele Anderson and Jake Krohn — called it “endless pages of an insulting, if not hilarious, excuse for journalism.”
Ironically, Relotius is actually a victim of the fake news industry as it’s practiced by the Jews’ Media. He is no worse an offender of journalistic “ethics” (cough, cough, ahem) than each of the crews at CNN, MS-NBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, the WASHINGTON POST and the NEW YORK TIMES. The only distinction is that Relotius got caught.
Young journalists learn very quickly there are two techniques that lead to rapid advancement in the Jews’ Media: The first is to sensationalize your work to make it more interesting to readers; The second is to adopt the perspective of a Cultural Marxist, and find ideological enemies to sneer at and then ambush.
It’s hardly surprising that most of Relotius’ articles have a leftist slant: Journalistic “ethics” have regressed to such a low level that it’s often not necessary to consume the efforts of the Jews’ Media in order to recognize the bias that animates its authors and the extent to which it infects their work.
In addition to his hit-piece on Fergus Falls, Relotius also fabricated an interview with the parents of NFL-reject Colin Kaepernick and another about a woman alleged to be a volunteer witness at executions. He did the same thing with a story he filed about militia on the Arizona border, in which all his supposed interviews were concocted.
His deceptions are no worse than those of the liars and whores at CNN or MS-NBC, and they are certainly in the great tradition of the WASHINGTON POST, NEW YORK TIMES, NPR and all the networks.
Dan Rather at CBS intentionally defamed George W. Bush with a false story about his military service, and Janet Cooke won a Pulitzer Prize at the WASHINGTON POST for fictionalized accounts of a young heroin addict.
Likewise, Stephen Glass falsified a great many articles for The New Republic, one of which included phony accounts of drunkenness and sexual misconduct at – of all places — the 1997 Conservative Political Action Conference.
Jayson Blair – another nigro from the “Janet Cooke School of Journalism” – was simply a serial liar, who forced his editors at the NEW YORK TIMES to question just about everything Blair ever wrote while under their employ.
During his in-house investigation, Relotius confessed to investigators that “I am sick and I need to get help.” No doubt he is correct in his assessment, but the remaining 90% of his profession will remain just as sick as Relotius, and learn nothing from this scandal.