The Anger of Apps By Brian Simpson

     Once upon a time, one would have been dismissed as paranoid, delusional, and other things, for thinking that one’s electronic appliance were watching you. Not now, for insanity becomes the reality:  https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/02/07/report-popular-iphone-apps-including-expedia-and-abercrombie-fitch-secretly-record-users-screens/

“Popular iPhone apps, including Expedia, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Air Canada, are reportedly secretly recording users’ screens. According to TechCrunch, apps for companies including Expedia, Air Canada, and Hollister “are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps.” “TechCrunch has found several popular iPhone apps, from hoteliers, travel sites, airlines, cell phone carriers, banks and financiers, that don’t ask or make it clear — if at all — that they know exactly how you’re using their apps,” TechCrunch reported. “Worse, even though these apps are meant to mask certain fields, some inadvertently expose sensitive data.” Abercrombie & Fitch, Hotels.com, and Singapore Airlines also reportedly “use Glassbox, a customer experience analytics firm, one of a handful of companies that allows developers to embed ‘session replay’ technology into their apps.” “These session replays let app developers record the screen and play them back to see how its users interacted with the app to figure out if something didn’t work or if there was an error,” explained TechCrunch, adding, “Every tap, button push, and keyboard entry is recorded — effectively screenshotted — and sent back to the app developers.”

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Trump’s Lunacy on Legal Immigration By Charles Taylor

     Even though the Deep State globalists are set to destroy Trump and his family, with the exception of Jared Kushner, Trump continues to pander to them, on issues such as immigration Never mind that legal immigration will also result in Whites becoming a minority even sooner that previously predicted:  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/09/gallup-five-million-latin-americans-coming-u-s-next-12-months/

“Five million Latin Americans plan to migrate to the United States in the next 12 months, and an estimated 42 million more say they want to enter the country. Those statistics were in a report from Jim Clifton, the chairman and CEO at Gallup: Forty-two million seekers of citizenship or asylum are watching to determine exactly when and how is the best time to make the move. This suggests that open borders could potentially attract 42 million Latin Americans. A full 5 million who are planning to move in the next 12 months say they are moving to the U.S.”

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Where Climate Change Fanaticism Leads; Red New Deal By James Reed

     Although this one is American focused, it deals with my pet hate, global warming, so I do this one, not Chris, who seems over-worked covering  the American crisis anyway. It shows that climate change  and socialism go hand in hand, like a hammer and sickle:  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-07-green-new-deal-democrats-call-for-eliminating-the-entire-air-travel-industry.html   https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/07/u-s-energy-sector-immoral-green-new-deal-advances-socialist-agenda/   https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/07/pollak-green-new-deal-is-a-republican-parody-of-the-democratic-platform/   https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-09-the-real-democrat-agenda-unveiled-murder-the-babies-demolish-all-buildings.html   https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/08/green-new-deal-says-vote-trump-2020/

“ On Thursday Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a so-called “economic development plan” that will not only bankrupt America if it is ever fully adopted, but it will reverse more than a century of societal and technological progress. According to an overview of the plan, which Ocasio-Cortez is calling the “Green New Deal,” it is decade-long “massive transformation of our society with clear goals and a timeline,” Americans for Tax Reform(ATR) said. Specifically, the Green New Deal — and bear in mind we’re not making any of this up — calls for: — The elimination of all air travel, at least in the United States. Not only does that mean domestic flights, but that also includes foreign travel (not sure if Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow “Democratic Socialists” would allow airliners from foreign countries to fly to the U.S. and land here). — The replacement of air travel with “high-speed rail” travel, essentially turning a four-and-a-half hour flight from Los Angeles to New York City into a 24-hour ordeal or more. “Build out highspeed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary,” the plan says. — The literal rebuilding of every single building in the United States: “Upgrade or replace every building in U.S. for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.” — The end of all traditional forms of energy currently in use in the U.S., to be replaced by ‘green’ renewable energy sans nuclear power (wind and solar). In fact, ‘if possible,’ the plan calls for the elimination of all nuclear power plants. It’s “a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society at a scale not seen since World War 2 to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.”

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Let’s Blame Cubbie Station By Viv Forbes

     Cubbie Station cops the blame for all of the problems of the Darling River, particularly by green journalists, politicians, and residents of Menindee and Broken Hill. It is blamed for fish kills, lack of water for Broken Hill, irrigators’ problems etc – it is a wonder it is not blamed for the drought. So I decided to look into the matter, reading media and company reports, studying the geography and topography and having discussions with three people who have on-the-ground and inside experience (but no vested interest) in Cubbie. I have had no contacts whatsoever with the current owners or managers of Cubbie, did not visit the operation and have no shares in their operation. Cubbie Station, the largest irrigation property in the southern hemisphere, is located near Dirranbandi, in south west Queensland, Australia. It is situated on the almost level flood plains of the Culgoa and Balonne rivers. It was converted from grazing to cotton farming in 1983.

     It was developed by a visionary earth moving contractor, Des Stevenson, and after his death was owned by his family. The family cotton farm was sent bankrupt by the Millennium Drought (1997-2009) with 5 years without a flow in the rivers. Cubbie went into voluntary administration in October 2009. Ironically the catchment received flooding rains in March 2010 and again in January 2011. Cubbie was sold by the administrators to a Chinese textile consortium led by Shandong Ruyi in 2012 with a private Melbourne firm Lempriere holding 20%. ALP Treasurer Wayne Swan approved the deal. There were conditions that the Chinese consortium sell down its stake from 80 per cent to 51 per cent. A recent rearrangement has left Dubbo businessman Roger Fletcher holding the 20 per cent stake and the Chinese consortium applying for more time to complete the sell down.

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The Rising Tide of Climate Lunacy By Viv Forbes

     A NSW judge (an ex-solicitor and activist from the Environmental Defenders Office) has stopped development of the small Rocky Hill coking coal mine because the Commonwealth Government has signed the Paris Climate agreement which requires “rapid and deep reduction in GHG emissions”. Two things are obvious. Firstly, this delusional decision must be appealed and overturned. Secondly, Australia must immediately withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. If this decision is not overturned, every development of coal, oil or gas in Australia can be challenged. But the ominous implications go much further. The sports and tourism industries should be fearful. These industries encourage millions of competitors, visitors, tourists, officials and politicians to use cars, trains, buses, planes and ships to burn hydro-carbon fuels purely for entertainment. Car racing is out, as are new cruise terminals, stadiums, resorts, high rise hotels and fireworks.

     Moreover, any new road, rail or airport development will add emissions and must be stopped along with any expansion of the grazing or timber industries and the brewing of beer. There are some good things – it should mark the end of tax-funded climate jamborees and study tours for politicians – they should stay in their electorates and conduct electronic meetings via their own expensive NBN. But if they can stop the mining of coking coal this will also stop metal smelting, refining and steel making. Naturally Adani can expect even more green law-fare barriers. This decision surely marks the high water mark of climate lunacy.

The Roar of Waste By Ron Pike

     Watching the Burdekin Falls Dam with around six metres of water going over the spillway following flood rains in the catchment, we must remember that this is not a rare occurrence. As far back as 1875 there are records of the Burdekin River rising over 18 metres in just a few hours and repeated reports of 1 to 6 metres of water above the bridge deck at Inkerman. Records of high river flows lasting weeks and months are not uncommon. Following a cyclone in December 1974 the river remained at flood height until April 1975. These flood flows can exceed 5 mega-litres per second (almost half a million ML every day). This is sufficient to fill our oldest irrigation storage, Burrinjuck Dam, from empty, every two days.

     The roar of this cascading water is the roar of waste – wasted water that will be needed in years of little or no flow. It is also the roar of flood water that is destroying people’s lives and carrying sediment and nutrients that some say may damage the Great Barrier Reef. We can avoid this flooding. We can store this water for later use. We can use it to produce cheap clean power and vastly increase productivity across the Burdekin Basin. With vision and planning we can use it to drought-proof much of central and western Queensland. Why don’t we do it?

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That Ticking Time Bomb By Charles Taylor

     Below is an alarming article, although at this late stage of the game we probably should not be alarmed at anything, about the destruction of California. We report on the American and European situation as this gives an indication of what the elites have planned for us in Australia, as we are usually, but not always, a few years behind the wave. The comments are by Victor Davis Hansen, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University, and author of The Case for Trump.  His blog is:  http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/goodnight-california/

     This blog is very interesting, as it shows a fine intellect at work, and one not afraid of polemics, and battling it out in the rough and tumble world of political commentary. We will not “enjoy” the following material, but it is definitely an eye-opening read. California’s experiment in open immigration by illegals, and state socialism, has made the state into a Third World hellhole. 

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The Great Infanticide Debate By Chris Knight

     There was an entertaining piece, if we can describe such a ghoulish topic in such terms, at Natural News.com, saying that, hypothetically, the New York laws allowing infanticide of babies born from botched abortions, had a surprising consequence. If, magically such babies could use a handgun, then the babies would have the right, by self-defense laws to shoot the abortionist, or whoever was about to kill them! Yes, this is a bit silly, but that is the nature of thought experiments, which draw out the consequences of positions. Clearly there is something very wrong with such laws, even if one supported limited abortion. It is felt that a slippery slope has been created leading to possible death camps at the end. Here is where the American debate now lies:  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/06/house-republicans-re-introduce-born-alive-act-to-protect-babies-from-infanticide/

“Missouri Republican Rep. Ann Wagner re-introduced a bill Wednesday that would protect babies born alive after abortion from infanticide. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would ensure any infant born alive following an abortion receives the same medical care and protection the law gives any newborn baby. Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana – who originally co-sponsored the legislation when it was introduced previously – will bring a resolution that provides for floor consideration of Wagner’s bill. The two Republicans would force a vote in the House after 30 legislative days if no action is taken. “Innocent life must be defended and protected at every stage, and that includes babies born alive during an abortion,” said Scalise in a statement. “We must immediately extend legal protections to these vulnerable newborns and prosecute any doctor who would leave them to die.” Scalise added he began the process of forcing a vote on the bill “especially after horrific actions taken in New York and Virginia to permit infanticide.”

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Us Legal Immigration Replacement By Charles Taylor

     President Trump has come clean in openly revealing that he is a big immigration man, being opposed only to illegal immigration. Never mind that legal immigration has transformed America ethnically, even more radically than illegal immigration. In fact, here are some insights about how Whites will become a minority even faster than predicted, perhaps in only a decade or so, if immigration is not put under control  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/06/census-foreign-born-population-to-hit-69m-by-2060-if-immigration-continues/

“The foreign-born population will hit an unprecedented 69 million by 2060 should current legal immigration levels — wherein the U.S. admits more than a million legal immigrants a year — continue unchanged. Newly released Census Bureau analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that current legal immigration levels will be practically the sole driver of U.S. population growth, increasing the foreign-born population from it’s current 44.6 million to a record 69.3 million. This would represent a 56 percent increase in the foreign-born resident share of the total U.S. population in just four decades. Also, this increase in the foreign-born population does not include the U.S.-born descendants of those residents. Foreign-born residents give birth to about 791,000 children every year who are rewarded with automatic birthright American citizenship solely for being born within the parameters of the country. Should this birth rate among foreign-born residents remain steady over the next four decades, about 32 million U.S.-born children to foreign mothers would receive birthright citizenship.

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China’s Hundred Year Marathon By James Reed

     There is by now no secret that China is seeking to surpass the US and become number 1, top of the pop charts. That is the thesis of Michael Pillsbury’s book, The Hundred Year Marathon (2016), although the subtitle: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower, is inaccurate, since there is no secret.   https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2019/02/05/we-have-30-years-left-in-chinas-100-year-marathon-to-replace-america-as-worlds-superpower/

“China has been pursuing a strategy known to China hawks as The Hundred-Year Marathon, according to Michael Pillsbury‘s book which takes that strategy as its title.  President Donald Trump has described Pillsbury as “the leading authority on China.” In his book, Pillsbury describes China’s marathon strategy as one built around deception, playing on America’s view of China as a poor country and our elite’s belief that China can be democratized and reformed toward a market-based economy. But this play-acting is all an elaborate ruse intended to “mislead and manipulate American policymakers to obtain intelligence and military, technological and economic assistance” Pillsbury notes.”

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Macron, the Migration Mad By Richard Miller

     When he is not being photographed with sweaty gang bangers, or fleeing from yellow vest protectors, French President Macron, like the Pope, sings the virtues and inevitability of mass immigration to the West:  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/02/06/macron-mass-migration-attack-walls/

“We are living in a world of mass migration,” Emmanuel Macron has proclaimed, warning citizens not to be “deceived” by claims Europe could stem the flow, because border walls “don’t work”. At a town hall in the suburbs of Essonne, a migrant-heavy department south of Paris which was hit hard during the 2005 riots, the French president also hinted he was in favour of amnesty for illegal immigrants while answering questions during what was his first urban appearance as part of a ‘grand debate’ tour. Responding to a question on whether non-citizens should be granted the right to vote in local elections, Macron said he would rather boost the number of French passports the government hands out. “Basically the real subject today is access to citizenship,” he told the 300-strong audience in Évry-Courcouronnes, which was reportedly packed with “community representatives” in addition to local mayors and other elected representatives. After explaining he preferred to focus on lowering high abstention rates seen at some elections rather than giving foreigners the vote, Macron said he wanted to give migrants “a path to French citizenship if they have been living here for a long time”.

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Are Aliens, Well, More Aliens, Coming? By Brian Simpson

     Here is the bold, adventurous spirit that science should exhibit: explain some cosmological phenomenon, by means of the postulation of extra-terrestrial intelligence. That is sure to upset mainstream science:  https://www.foxnews.com/science/harvard-prof-doesnt-back-down-from-claims-extraterrestrial-spacecraft-tech-is-flying-past-jupiter-orbit

“A distinguished Harvard University professor is not backing down from his claims that a piece of extraterrestrial spacecraft technology may be flying past the orbit of Jupiter at this moment. Avi Loeb, one of the top astronomy professors in the world, boasting of decades of Ivy League professorships and hundreds of publicized works in respected astronomy publications, is remaining defiant that the space object – dubbed as “Oumuamua” – first noticed by Hawaiian astronomers in 2017 could be from another civilization. “Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that ‘Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment,” Loeb and his colleague Shmuel Bialy wrote in Astrophysical Journal Letters in November, according to the Washington Post. But Loeb remains stubborn on this theory, and dismisses the claims that it’s a rock, noting that it's moving too fast for an inert rock. He told the Post that the object is long yet no more than one millimeter thick, and that it’s so light that sunlight is moving the object out of the solar system.

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Virtuous Nationalism By James Reed

     There is a new book by Yoram Hazony, The Virtue of Nationalism, (Basic books, New York, 2018), defending nationalism. This can only be good, however weak that defence is likely to be. I have not read the book, have no money to buy books, so I will rely upon a book review by a reliable source to enlighten you. Then we can forget it and move onto the next misery.  https://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_29_2/tsc-29-2-vinson.shtml

“An Israeli citizen, Hazony offers an interesting perspective of this topic from the vantage point of his background. He affirms that the historical nationalism of Western countries derives from the Old Testament’s provision for nationhood as a part of God’s order and providence. This particularly became true during the Reformation when copies of the Bible began to circulate widely. To this analysis one might note that the New Testament has similar provisions which guided Christian Europe. It stated that the division of nations encouraged men to seek after God and that nations would continue to exist in Heaven. Enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke and Emmanuel Kant set the stage for a different view of nationalism, the notion prevalent today that global order should supersede nations. Locke held the view, Hazony notes, of extreme individualism. He maintained that society is a construct created by autonomous persons pursuing their self-interest. Locke also believed that people are “blank slates” on which anything may be written.

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Trump Does a John Howard By Chris Knight

     Trump’s State of the union address had some high points, and real low ones, showing that he is little more than a front man for the 1 percenters, and that he listens too much to Jared Kushner. But really, what else could he have been given his background? And the threat of Hillary Clinton was just too great. The main point is that Trump departed from the teleprompter to add his own personal philosophy of wanting the largest immigration intake that America has had:

“9:35: Trump on immigration. He says he wants people to come into America “in the largest numbers ever” so long as they come in legally. He asks Congress to come together on illegal immigration because it is a “moral issue.” He also speaks about how working-class Americans often have to suffer because of illegal immigration while wealthy Americans “push for open borders while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards”:

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An Explanation at Last, for the Voices in My Head By Uncle Len, Maybe not so Disturbed

     It has been a long time since I have scratched out an article and sent it by magpie to editor Arnie down the road, to publish for all the world to see its splendour. What has happened, apart from the usual psychiatric problems, is writer’s block. I sit in the yogi position on the oil-drenched concrete of my sweat-box shed, and, and, well, nothing. Then I fall asleep, often banging my had on the concrete, which is not doing the surface of the floor any good. What’s that you say? Oh, you didn’t say anything, it was just the “voices in my head”:  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-06-mit-scientists-confirm-technology-to-beam-voices-into-your-head.html

“A crackpot theory no more, scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology just revealed they now possess the technology to beam voices into your head. For years , the mainstream media has been poking fun at anyone who actually believed the “powers that be” are desperately trying to usurp control over humanity — but some of the latest technological developments are clear indications that a totalitarian regime is brewing on the horizon. At long last, scientists are now revealing the first wave of technology that could soon be used to bring the world at large to its knees. In 2018, we saw warnings of “pre-crime” policing systems come to pass, and video surveillance technology become more and more advanced. Now, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers say they have developed the technology necessary to beam voices right into your head. What could go wrong?

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Who Would have Believed that Chinese Students would be Stealing IP for Mother China? By James Reed

     My brother sent me this shocker, that Chinese students are actually stealing IP for mother China. I simply can’t believe it.  https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/world/chinese-students-are-stealing-intellectual-property-for-beijing-warns-us-intelligence-agencies/news-story/9872bf737f203dc66feec28d6bb0679b?fbclid=IwAR3soJgEeiwzNkBZRvt72GRO38C4C53WQEyOx_tTDTGfXbbijVWXHfTicQo

“It’s a silent war that has been waged for centuries: the theft of technological secrets. But it’s entered a new era, with allegations China’s rapid rise is being built on the back of students being sent across the world to steal intellectual property. That’s the allegation contained in a new report from US intelligence agencies presented to the US Senate. “We assess that China’s intelligence services will exploit the openness of American society, especially academia and the scientific community, using a variety of means,” reads its latest World Wide Threat Assessment. It’s not the first time the warning has been made against China’s quest to leapfrog the West as a technological world leader. But it represents a new sense of urgency after Beijing’s rapid advancement in military technology, surveillance and artificial-intelligence — among others. And it’s done this without resorting to traditional espionage techniques, the report says. Former CIA officer Joe Augustyn told CNN that, instead of using trained spies, Beijing has exploited the vulnerabilities of its international student populations to act as “access agents” or “covert influencers”. And the US alone allows some 350,000 new Chinese students into its institutions every year.”

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Yes, We have No Terrorists, We have No Terrorists, Today By Peter Ewer

     Have a listen to the old time classic, “Yes! We Have  No Bananas (1923):”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDd8shcLvHI

     Now, we are “in the mood”:   https://gellerreport.com/2019/02/brisbane-airport-terror.html/   https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/man-arrested-after-brisbane-airport-evacuated-over-bomb-scare-1987549

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Christians and Self-Defence By John Steele

     I am not a theologian, or even a profound thinker; maybe not a thinker at all. But my gut instincts have saved my life on many occasions, especially in ‘Nam. Thus, I note with concern, the trend among Christians of pacifism, and anti-guns. The situation in Australia is much worse than in America, as I think we are more cucked and weaker. But the trend exists here too. This has been noted by the Christian survivalist writer John Wesley Rawles:

“There is a distressing passivity and fatalism in the church these days.  Many have been suckered by the false meekness of pacifism and even flaunt their defenseless, as if it is a badge of honor!  To them, trusting in God means denying themselves the God-given right and command to defend themselves and others.  For them, faith is submitting to all authority, even if that is the ‘authority’ of a scumbag caving their head in, or the head of their child with a club or simply accepting raping murderers into the country without question.  They turn their cheek to make it easier for their attacker to slit their throat.  Not only is this attitude disgustingly delusional, it is cowardice gilded with false piety. I am not exaggerating with this example.  When I took my mandated training course for my CCW permit, the instructor, a devoted Christian, told us a horrifying anecdote:  While at a conference, he was advertising his business and an irate woman told him firearms, and for that matter self-defense have no place in the life of a Christian. Calmly asking what she would do if someone held a gun to her child’s head, the child having shown interest in this man’s booth, he received the response “If they died, that’s God’s will.”  I hope you are as sickened and disturbed by this response as I was.”

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From Abortion to Infanticide, to Open Murder By Mrs Vera West

     Previously I commented on the New York Senate pro-abortion Act, which permits the killing of unborn babies right up to the instant of birth, and beyond. Abortionists can kill babies that survive the abortion, even if they are viable, which by definition is infanticide. Naturally, nothing about this appeared in the Australian press, because it shows where the abortion industry ends up. Decades ago, it was argued that the problem of abortion was the restriction that it placed upon women, with one famous article by a leading feminist philosopher comparing it to be involuntarily attached to some famous violist, if my failing memory serves me well. So, how does that justify infanticide?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Defense_of_Abortion

“In "A Defense of Abortion", Thomson grants for the sake of argument that the fetus has a right to life, but defends the permissibility of abortion by appeal to a thought experiment:

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Real Fake News, Hot and Steaming, Warm and Wriggling By James Reed

     The mainstream media is busy pushing the false news narrative, including working this into its mind control politically correct cartoon shows. But, sometimes they get nailed so hard, that their hooves are pinned to the floor, and they scamper around the room, frantically trying to get free:  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/12/20/journalist-claas-relotius-fake-news-der-spiegel/2373298002/

“An award-winning journalist who worked for Der Spiegel, one of Germany’s leading news outlets, has left the weekly magazine after evidence emerged that he committed journalistic fraud “on a grand scale” over a number of years, the publication said Wednesday. Spiegel published a lengthy report on its website after conducting an initial internal probe of the work of Claas Relotius, a 33-year-old staff writer known for vivid investigative stories. The magazine said Relotius resigned Monday after admitting some of his articles included made-up material from interviews that never happened. The Hamburg-based magazine said Relotius contributed almost to 60 articles published in print or online since 2011, first as a freelance writer before being hired full-time last year. The reporter previously worked for other German and Swiss publications and won numerous awards, including CNN Journalist of the Year in 2014.”

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