CNN ‘Journalist Of The Year’ Quits; Admits He Wrote Fake News

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A reporter who was awarded CNN's "Journalist of the Year" prize has resigned from his job and admitted to writing fake news for several years because he felt "pressure."

A reporter who was awarded CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” prize has resigned from his job and admitted to writing fake news for several years because he felt “pressure.”

I am sick and I need to get help,” Claas Relotius said in his confession. He explained it was “fear of failing,” that made him falsify the news for liberal outlets, earning him praise and prestigious awards in the process.

My pressure to not be able to fail got ever bigger the more successful I became.

According to Der Spiegel, Relotius “made up stories and invented protagonists” in many of his articles in order to push liberal talking points, demonize conservatives, and reinforce the globalist world view.

Relotius, who was awarded CNN’s highest prize for journalism in 2014, was exposed as a long-term writer of fake news after another reporter raised suspicions about a popular anti-Trump story he wrote recently about the US-Mexican border.

The colleague, Juan Moreno, tracked down two “sources” quoted extensively by Relotius in the article, which was published in November. Both “sources” 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.

But the story about the US-Mexico border was just the tip of the iceberg. Relotius has a long history of writing fake news that pleased CNN and other liberal outlets. Other fraudulent stories included one about a prisoner in Guantanamo Bay, and another about former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Claas Relotius holding his CNN Journalist of the Year award in 2014.

Further bolstering CNN’s reputation for producing and rewarding fake news if it suits their agenda, Relotius, 33, immediately admitted to the scam and resigned.

Relotius told Spiegel he regretted his actions and was deeply ashamed.

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

It’s not the first time a journalist linked to CNN has admitted to producing fake news. According to Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winning journalist, CNN was routinely paid by the Obama government, as well as foreign governments, to selectively report on certain events and make up fake news stories.

Furthermore, the Obama administration paid CNN for editorial control over some of their content.

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at The People's Voice. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one. Live without fear.
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  1. this should go viral and the other news stations should be running this every where,but Id be willing to bet we dont even hear it from fox-they are all in it together and are making fools of us all

  2. The entire network of CNN is liars, snakes, and people No One on a legitimate oulet would hire. The Dregs of Society. Every weirdo, left wing abnormal POS they can find. Theyshould get on their knees daily.(some already do) and thank God for Cable. If that trash and MSNBC weren’t bundles into yor cable bill . they would be a bad memory.

  3. I’m so sick and tired of this covid19 bullshit. The CDC has talked about “deadly pandemics” in recent years but never hyped it up like this, causing such paranoia and destruction of businesses, economy, lives. Lots of people won’t bounce back after their babies die. I’m talking the ones who started from scratch, spent years nurturing their business, raising it to success, then the plan comes into play, lies and lock-down, over what was nothing more than a flu for many (I said many, not all) if even that. Now their baby is dead. Lots of people don’t have the $$, nor the time, nor energy to start over again. Even so, it will never be the same. They loved what they created, like their first born, it was perfect. They put so much time and effort and sacrifice, to have it jus’ dwindle away. . .for what? A BIG FAT LIE! I blame the media for not doing any research but being fucking parrots repeating the same lies over and over. Do they know or even care what they did? Karma you mofos. I hope one day they all get sued for destroying lives and killing babies.

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