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Spiegel. Centrale operativa liberal di fake news nel mondo. Lo dicono loro. – Spiegel.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2018-12-22.

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Da chi mai avrebbe potuto prendere premi ed onorificenza Herr Relotius se non dalla CNN, Grande Maestra di ogni possibile menzogna?


«Claas Relotius committed his deception intentionally, methodically and with criminal intent. For example, he included individuals in his stories who he had never met or spoken to, telling their stories or quoting them. Instead, he would reveal, he based the depictions on other media or video recordings»

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Abbiamo aspettato che si calmassero le acque e che emergessero informazioni corroborabili prima di riprendere questa notizia, che si preannuncia essere una delle più importanti dell’ultimo decennio.

Per sua stessa ammissione, lo Spiegel, una testata tedesca a grande tiratura ampiamente citata a livello mondiale, è stata la centrale di elaborazione e spaccio di notizie false, inventate di sana pianta, volte a supportare la propria visione ideologica, ossia quella liberal socialista. Un tale cumulo di falsità da fare dubitare persino che il suo nome sia quello vero.

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Questi sono i titoli e le frasi usate dallo Spiegel stesso.


Answers to the Most Important Questions [Spiegel, 2018-12-19]

«In recent years, DER SPIEGEL published just under 60 articles by reporter and editor Claas Relotius. He has now admitted that, in several instances, he either invented stories or distorted facts. ….

Claas Relotius, a reporter and editor, falsified his articles on a grand scale and even invented characters, deceiving both readers and his colleagues. This has been uncovered as a result of tips, internal research and, ultimately, a comprehensive confession by the editor himself.  ….

The first suspicions emerged following the publication in November 2018 of the article “Jaeger’s Border” about an American vigilante group that patrols the border between Mexico and the United States.

Juan Moreno, who reported the story together with Relotius for DER SPIEGEL, grew distrustful of his colleague. Moreno also reported his concerns to DER SPIEGEL. He didn’t relent, and he took advantage of a trip to the U.S. for reporting on another story to gather incriminating information about Relotius — and also in order to take steps to protect himself, given that his byline had also appeared on the article.

After initially denying the allegations, Relotius finally confessed at the end of last week. It has emerged that he invented entire passages — not only in the article “Jaegers border,” but also in a number of other articles.»

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«Relotius also worked for other media organizations in Germany and abroad. During his time as a freelance journalist, his work got published by other media including Cicero, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag, the Financial Times Deutschland, Die Tageszeitung, Die Welt, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Weltwoche, Zeit Online and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.»

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DER SPIEGEL Reveals Internal Fraud [Spiegel, 2018-12-19]

«A DER SPIEGEL reporter committed large-scale journalistic fraud over several years. Internal clues and research have provided significant evidence against reporter Claas Relotius, who has since admitted to the falsifications and is no longer employed by DER SPIEGEL. Other media organizations may also have been affected.

On the evening of Monday, Dec. 3, Relotius, who had worked for DER SPIEGEL for seven years and had been employed as an editor for the past year and a half, was called onto a stage in Berlin. The jury for the 2018 German Reporter Award was once again of the opinion that he had written the best feature story of the year, this one about a Syrian boy who lived with the belief that he had contributed to the country’s civil war through a graffito he had daubed onto a wall in Daraa …. The truth, however — a truth that nobody could have known at that point in time — is that his sources were anything but clear. Indeed, it is likely that much of it was made up. Inventions. Lies. Quotes, places, scenes, characters: All fake

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«The fact that Relotius had for years been able to slip through the vetting and fact-checking measures established over decades at DER SPIEGEL is particularly painful and it raises questions about internal structures here that must be addressed immediately. The fact that we were unable to prevent such flagrant violations of the DER SPIEGEL Statute, which has codified the values of this organization since 1949, is the source of tremendous pain. »

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Statement from DER SPIEGEL Editors-in-Chief

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«Claas Relotius “made up stories and invented protagonists” in at least 14 out 60 articles that appeared in the magazine’s print and online editions, Spiegel wrote, warning that other outlets could also be affected»

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«The Relotius scandal has come at a bad time for the media. Across the globe faith in the press is wavering, with US President Trump and others waging a war on what they like to call the “fake news media”. 

Right-wing groups have seized upon the story, citing it as evidence of a widespread culture of lies and fabrication in the media. 

Germany’s right-wing Alternative for Germany (AFD) political party has long said that the German press picks and chooses which stories to report on based on ideology. 

Given that Relotius’ targets were often one-dimensional Trump supporters who scoffed at big city liberals or right-leaning individuals fearful of immigrants only adds to the claims of right-wing groups. 

The Relotius scandal has come at a bad time for the media. Across the globe faith in the press is wavering, with US President Trump and others waging a war on what they like to call the “fake news media”. 

Right-wing groups have seized upon the story, citing it as evidence of a widespread culture of lies and fabrication in the media. 

Germany’s right-wing Alternative for Germany (AFD) political party has long said that the German press picks and chooses which stories to report on based on ideology. 

Given that Relotius’ targets were often one-dimensional Trump supporters who scoffed at big city liberals or right-leaning individuals fearful of immigrants only adds to the claims of right-wing groups.»

I fatti sono oramai appurati. Possiamo quindi trarre delle considerazioni.

Che lo Spiegel pubblicasse sistematicamente fatti, circostanze e dati inventati era cosa notoria e denunciata da ben più di un lustro.

Non certo che sia l’unica testata fraudolenta e menzognera.

Cnn, The New York Times e The Washington Post, solo per fare qualche nome, sono degni sodali dello Spiegel. Non a caso le diverse redazioni colmano di premi ed onorificenze i giornalisti delle altre testate. Si lodano e si ammirano tra di loro: poi pubblicano che onorificenze e premi erano ‘ambiti’.

Il problema risiede nel fatto che menzognera e fallace è l’ideologia liberal socialista: chi le abbraccia è o rapidamente diventa anche lui menzognero.

La Redazione dello Spiegel tenta disperatamente di addossare tutte le responsabilità su Herr Claas Relotius: mente anche in questa occasione.

Sono anni che negli ambienti del caso questo nome era riportato per quello che era, ed anche con malcelato disprezzo. In ogni caso, anche nella impossibile ipotesi che la Redazione fosse all’oscuro di questa trama, nessuno ha sorvegliato in modo umanamente decente il contenuto degli interventi dello Spiegel. Anzi, spesso li ha sostenuti con proterva alterigia.

Lo Spiege avrebbe bisogno di una colossale purga, quale quella avvenuta nel 1962.

Chi non si ricorda il caso Bedingt abwehrbereit, pubblicato il 10 ottobre 1962?

«Lo scandalo Spiegel (in tedesco Spiegel-Affäre) fu una crisi politico-mediatica che ebbe luogo nella Repubblica Federale Tedesca nel 1962, e che vide l’arresto di alcuni giornalisti del noto settimanale Der Spiegel, in particolare il fondatore e direttore Rudolf Augstein e il giornalista Conrad Ahlers, per iniziativa del Ministro della Difesa Franz Josef Strauß. Questo scandalo rappresenta uno delle maggiori crisi politiche nella storia della Germania dal 1945.

L’accusa, mossa al settimanale, era di alto tradimento a causa della pubblicazione di informazioni riservate sulla polizia tedesca riguardanti gravi irregolarità all’interno di essa. Lo scoppio dello scandalo dette vita a movimenti di protesta in tutta la Germania e segnò la fine della carriera politica di Konrad Adenauer l’anno successivo. Inoltre, segnò in modo permanente la reputazione del ministro Strauß, che perse il ministero, e regalò prestigio a Der Spiegel e a Augstein» [Fonte]

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Bene: adesso sappiamo di quale stoffa è fatta l’informazione dei media liberal.

Se ne tragga ammaestramento.


The Local. 2018-12-19. Spiegel star reporter ‘faked stories’ for years

Germany’s respected news weekly Der Spiegel stunned the media world on Wednesday by revealing that one of its award-winning reporters had for years falsified stories.

Claas Relotius “made up stories and invented protagonists” in at least 14 out 60 articles that appeared in the magazine’s print and online editions, Spiegel wrote, warning that other outlets could also be affected.

Relotius, 33, resigned after admitting to the scam. He had written for the magazine for seven years and won numerous awards for his investigative journalism, including CNN Journalist of the Year in 2014.

Earlier this month, he was named German Reporter of the Year for a story about a young Syrian boy.

The cheating came to light after a colleague who worked with him on story along the US-Mexican border raised suspicions about some of the details in Relotius’s reporting. 

The reporter eventually tracked down two alleged sources quoted extensively by Relotius in the article, which was published in November. Both said they had never met Relotius.

Relotius had also lied about seeing a hand-painted sign that read “Mexicans Keep Out”, a subsequent investigation found.

Other fraudulent stories included one about a Yemeni prisoner in Guantanamo Bay, and one about NFL star Colin Kaepernick.

In a lengthy article, Spiegel said it was “shocked” by the discovery and apologized to its readers as well as to anyone who may have been the subject of “fraudulent quotes, made up personal details or invented scenes at fictitious places”.

The Hamburg-based magazine, renowned for its in-depth investigative pieces,  described the episode as “a low point in Spiegel’s 70-year history”.

An in-house commission has been set up to pore over all of Relotius’ work for the weekly.

The reporter also wrote for a string of other well-known outlets, including German newspapers taz, Welt and the Frankfurter Allgemeine’s Sunday edition.

Relotius told Spiegel he regretted his actions and was deeply ashamed, the magazine said.

“I am sick and I need to get help,” he was quoted as saying.


The Local. 2018-12-21. New sources reveal true extent of Der Spiegel forgery scandal

For the past week the German media has been rocked by the Claas Relotius scandal. With Relotius today agreeing to hand back his awards, the sheer scale of his lies and fabrications is slowly becoming clear.

For years, Der Spiegel journalist Claas Relotius was one of the most celebrated and awarded journalists in Germany. His became known across the globe for his international investigative journalism, winning several accolades in the process. 

While whispers had existed for years about the 33-year-old journalist, it wasn’t until his admission of guilt this week that the extent of Relotius’ ethical breaches has become clear. 

As reported by The Local on Wednesday, Relotius “made up stories and invented protagonists” in at least 14 of the articles he wrote for the magazine’s print and online editions. The magazine, which is known internationally for its unique fact checking department, has warned that other publications may be affected. 

Reloitis today indicated he would be handing back the German Reporter of the Year awards he won for his investigative journalism. 

CNN also indicated it would be stripping him of two prizes they awarded him for his reporting. 

On Thursday, Medium published a story outlining the fabrications Relotius made during his time in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, reporting on rural America’s apparently unwavering support for President Trump. 

Relotius’ original story – which ran under the banner “One month with people who pray for Donald Trump on Sundays” – was published in 2017. The much-lauded article described a town which was supposedly like many rural centres across the country which had delivered the 2016 for the underdog Trump. It was interwoven with a diverse blend of characters apparently only linked by their love of President Trump. 

The Medium story was prepared by Fergus Falls residents Michele Anderson and Jake Krohn, both of whom had briefly encountered Relotius during his time in their hometown.

The article lists eleven lies and fabrications made by the journalist about Fergus Falls, ranging from the dense, sprawling forest and rolling hills that encircle the town (it’s on a prairie) to an apparent love for the film American Sniper, which Relotius falsely said has played to full audiences at the local cinema for the past two years. 

Anderson and Krohn said they were initially welcoming of Relotius, particularly as he seemed not to be purely focused on the town’s conservative Trump supporters and apparently sought to paint a full picture of Fergus Falls. As time went on however, they became perplexed at Relotius’ apparent reluctance to seriously engage with the town’s residents. 

Then, when the story was published, they realized that Relotius had little regard for the truth at all. 

“Unfortunately now, even if it is in German, there is false historical documentation of our community that is not only completely wrong, but that our faces, our landscapes and our community’s name were used for, in service of perpetuating an ugly and exaggerated stereotype during a time when we, in both urban and rural places, need to find ways to understand each other more than to be divided,” they said. 

Relotius’ now former colleague Juan Moreno told the German press he’d suspected for years that Relotius may be lying, but was reluctant to come forward due to the award-winning reporter’s high standing.

“The industry is so small – word would have got around that Moreno ’couldn’t bear that a brilliant reporter like Relotius is better than him’,” Moreno said. 

“His stories all came together brilliantly. His reporting in recent years has moved in the direction of short stories, of literature.”

Moreno suspected Relotius years ago, with his initial attempts to share his concerns rebuffed by his colleagues. He worked hard to out Relotius’ forgeries, contacting several of his previous sources only to be told that their quotes were misrepresented – or that they hadn’t met Relotius at all. 

n their apology published yesterday, Der Spiegel wrote “Moreno would go through three or four weeks of hell because his colleagues and senior editors in Hamburg didn’t initially believe that Relotius could be nothing more than a liar”. 

“In late November and into early December, some at Der Spiegel even believed that Moreno was the real phony and that Relotius was the victim of slander.”

Der Spiegel has now thanked Moreno, acknowledging the crucial role he played in shedding light on Relotius and his history of forgery. 

The Relotius scandal has come at a bad time for the media. Across the globe faith in the press is wavering, with US President Trump and others waging a war on what they like to call the “fake news media”. 

Right-wing groups have seized upon the story, citing it as evidence of a widespread culture of lies and fabrication in the media. 

Germany’s right-wing Alternative for Germany (AFD) political party has long said that the German press picks and chooses which stories to report on based on ideology. 

Given that Relotius’ targets were often one-dimensional Trump supporters who scoffed at big city liberals or right-leaning individuals fearful of immigrants only adds to the claims of right-wing groups. 

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