Educating the Ignorant
- Dec 19, 2008
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- Political Leaning
The German weekly Der Spiegel, one of the top-selling publications in Europe, is reeling from a scandal that revealed that a star reporter has reportedly faked stories for years.
“What kind of institutional breakdown led to the supposedly world-class Der Spiegel fact-checking team completely dropping the ball on this one?” they asked after it emerged that Relotius had been forced to resign.
Among the many falsehoods Anderson and Krohn found, there is no sign in the town that reads, “Mexicans Keep Out.”
This is not at all surprising.
He got away with it for years because that’s the general anti-American attitude by the media, and so much of the populous in Europe.