CNN is among the most biased mainstream media corporations out there.
Their unfair attacks on President Trump and others have been damaging their reputation for years.
And now this massive fake news scandal has destroyed whatever credibility CNN had left.
Each year, CNN awards a reporter the title of “Journalist of the Year.”
However, CNN’s 2014 winner has now been the subject of a massive fake news scandal which is destroying CNN’s credibility.
Claas Relotius, a reporter for the German magazine Der Spiegel, has been outed for producing multiple untrue stories and creating fake news to publish with the magazine.
The revelation that Relotius was fraudulently producing media coverage for the German magazine came after the reporter was awarded CNN’s most prestigious yearly award.
The scandal has rocked Der Spiegel, which had to apologize to its readers for publishing fake content.
“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,” the German magazine stated in an apology to its readership.
While Der Spiegel is reeling in the wake of the scandal, Relotius’ admission that he’s simply made up many of his stories has struck a crippling blow to CNN’s credibility as well.
Relotius was awarded CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” back in 2014, for his work covering the American prison system.
Breitbart reports that Relotius had intentionally lied when reporting or writing, “Claas Relotius committed his reception intentionally, methodically, and with criminal intent. For example, he included individuals in his stories who he had never met or spoken to…he also made up dialogue and quotes.”
Relotius resigned from Der Spiegel after admitting the truth. However, he still holds the title of CNN’s 2014 Journalist of the Year.
CNN’s decision to award their highest honor to a man who intentionally lied to the public in order to generate views for his work shows just how low the media company is willing to go.
CNN often attacks President Trump on a whim, often without quoting any individuals beyond “anonymous sources.”
It comes as no surprise then to see the winner of CNN’s highest yearly award go to a man who has made a name for himself by creating fake news stories out of thin air.
President Trump helped to coin the term “fake news” itself when describing CNN.
And now that term appears to be truer than ever with the massive scandal revolving around Der Spiegel hiring Relotius to write content for their magazine, while CNN hails him as a reliable journalist.
It’s unclear if CNN will revoke Relotius’ award in the wake of this scandal.
At this point, however, it may not even matter.
CNN’s reliability has already taken a nosedive ever since Donald Trump announced he was running for President.
Do you agree that CNN is fake news? Should CNN revoke Relotius’ “Journalist of the Year” award after he admitted to lying about his reporting?
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