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CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” Caught Faking News

Claas Relotius, CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” in 2014 has been caught making up his news reports and even creating fictional “characters” to add authenticity to his stories. “Claas Relotius, a reporter and editor, falsified his articles on a grand scale and even invented characters, deceiving both readers and his colleagues,” Der Spiegel reported. “This has been uncovered as a result of tips, internal research and, ultimately, a comprehensive confession by the editor himself.” The German media organization Der Spiegel apparently grew suspicious after a recent November report about “an American vigilante group that patrols the border between Mexico and the United States” when the coauthor started seeing red flags. We’re absolutely SHOCKED that CNN has yet to report the real news on its fake news “Journalist of the Year.”

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A recent winner of CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” award has admitted to fabricating reports for years “on a grand scale” while at Der Spiegel, a German publication which warned other media organizations may have been affected.

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

The publications said that suspicions grew after a November report by Relotius “about an American vigilante group that patrols the border between Mexico and the United States.”

A co-author on the report said that he observed Relotius’ behavior and grew distrustful, then reported what happened, which led to the publication confronting him.

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