Can we talk about this @DerSPIEGEL lying reporter story and how it shows the sort of imperial, racialised group think many of us have been flagging up for a LONG time.
It isn't just that a reporter LIED but that the organisation and culture ENABLED it.
Me: *watches YET another mediocre lying white man boosted up by imperialist, capitalist, white supremacist heteropatriarchy*
WHAT A WHOPPER!
See a pattern emerging here yet?
Yeah, HOW COULD THE WHITE BOY LIE?
That @DerSPIEGEL is how racism operates!
The white boy gets believed. The outsider/PoC/marginalised must produce IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE!
No honey, you just wanted to believe the white boy!
"Until he could no longer sleep at night for fear that he might get caught....he sat down...and came clean -- or at least his version of clean."
"During his confession on Thursday, Relotius said, verbatim: "It wasn't about the next big thing. It was the fear of failure." And: "The pressure not to fail grew as I became more successful."
"According to a self-penned biographical blurb, Relotius also wrote for the Guardian, but DER SPIEGEL has found no evidence for the claim in its digital archive."
What say @guardian?
Google maps is a good point on 'fact checking' but that is NOT the bloody end of the process!
Would be fun to see how their 'auslander' journos are fact checked. Just as a comparison.
No honey. It's WHO tells you that story and your own need to believe them. THAT's how power imbalances work
That white male privilege is hella drug
..."Relotius admits that "Number 440" contains some fabrications
Fucking hell! HAS NOBODY IN @DerSPIEGEL READ EDWARD SAID!?
Yeah but your editors passed it. Germany's media circle lauded it. He got prizes for peddling Orientalism.
Leni Riefenstahl would be proud!!!!
This time his lies are laughable.
It's fucking 2018. And it isn't instagrammable, it didn't happen!!!!!
Let me spell out the pattern: Relotius lies on EVERY damn story he files but he is particularly egregious in making up stuff when he is covering PoC, foreigners, auslanders.
This is straight up imperial fuckery.
This is hilarious: "He made up the story, all 40,273 characters, five pages and one column of it, published in DER SPIEGEL 10/2018, pages 58 to 63."
Hey @DerSPIEGEL, I'm a bona fide novelist and hell I could give more fact based fiction that this schmuck.
Something is wrong with him, says Claas Relotius, and he now needs to work on that. "I'm sick and I need to get help."
Funny how white men are NEVER responsible or guilty. They just get to be sick