I wonder whether you guys know about the Relotius scandal. He was the star reporter of the German Newspaper the Spiegel. He was the reward winning journalist in Germany. Among them were the 2014 journalist of the year of CNN.
And he was a complete fraud.
In Dezember 2019 the Spiegel broke the story in order to try to get ahead of the story. Shorty before they still wanted to make him chief editor. But the facts a real journalist named Moreno brought to light, made it impossible for them to follow through.
For anybody able to understand the german language I highly recommend Morenos book :
A THOUSAND LINES OF LIES: THE RELOTIUS SYSTEM AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR GERMAN JOURNALISM
I don't know whether it has been translated yet. But here is a short summary of the story
@Dave please try to get an interview with Moreno
How a Spanish journalist unmasked the ‘Der Spiegel’ forgery scandalFreelancer Juan Moreno has become nothing short of a hero in Germany after he exposed star reporter Claas Relotius for making up stories for the prestigious weekly news magazine...