CNN “Journalist of the Year” Admits He Faked Stories for Years at Der Spiegel
Much of Trump's beef with CNN is legitimate. (And it's not just Trump.) Flat out it is a reasonable beef. We watched how the once excellent network (Seriously The Cold War series should be seen by everyone. It's on Youtube.) warped into a left-corporatist mouthpiece during the Obama administration and then lost its mind completely during the Clinton campaign. There were times in 2016 where it looked like Clinton had to be paying CNN (not really, she didn't have to pay them) for the kind of coverage she got. It was pro-Clinton all the time. (Interestingly CNN also sparked Trump's campaign in the beginning as they gave lots of airplay to Trump's rallies. CNN figured that Trump was an easy defeat for Clinton so they built him up.)
CNN makes Fox look unbiased and Fox is plenty biased. (The only large media outlet that is biased toward Trump.) It doesn't surprise us that a journalist who won CNN's greatest award turns out to be a liar. CNN attracts those sort of folks from what we can see.
Award-winning journalist Claas Relotius had “made up stories and invented protagonists” in approximately 14 out of 60 articles which appeared both in print and online editions. He had worked for Der Spiegel for seven years, winning numerous awards for his investigative journalism – including CNN’s Journalist of the Year award in 2014, according to the Guardian...
...Earlier this month Relotius won Germany’s Reporter of the Year (Reporterpreis) honor for his story about a young Syrian boy. Since the report was written, it has emerged that all of the sources were hazy at best, and most of what he wrote was completely fabricated.