HomeNews WireBOMBSHELL: Former CNN Journalist Of The Year Admits Writing Fake Stories Editor November 4, 2019 It's nice to finally get some admonition of wrongdoing from something we've known to have been going on all along. Claas Relotius who is a top award-winning journalist for the German magazine Der Spiegel, admitted to fabricating at least parts of 14 different articles. Relotius has been undergoing an internal investigation for some time, and it was through this investigation that Relotius was found to have reported false information in a number of articles including falsifying sources, inventing characters, and quotes. And we're not talking just a little bit either. Fox News reports, The reporter contributed around 60 articles to Der Spiegel, one of the leading German magazines for investigative reporting. He previously worked for other publications in Europe and won awards such as CNN Journalist of the Year in 2014. The fabricated articles include a phone interview with the parents of free agent NFL player Colin Kaepernick and a story about an American woman who claims to have volunteered to witness the executions of death row inmates. Relotius also drew the fury of locals in Fergus Falls, Minn., after spending three weeks in town and fabricating facts, characters and quotes from people in an effort to portray the town in a negative light. This particular article was reportedly labeled as an endlessly insulting and hilarious excuse for journalism. CNN reported, A spokesman for CNN said Thursday that the 2014 awards jury held a meeting after Der Spiegel went public with its investigation, and voted unanimously to strip Relotius of both awards. Forbes identified Relotius as a top reporter last year, including him on a "30 Under 30" list for European media. Several major features Relotius wrote for Der Spiegel that were also nominated for or won journalism awards are now under scrutiny, according to the magazine. Among them, "The Last Witness," about an American who allegedly travels to an execution as a witness, "Lion Children," about two Iraqi children who have been kidnapped and reeducated by the Islamic State, and "Number 440," a feature about alleged prisoners at the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This incident seem to have served a triggering of a chain of events with CNN that is leading to their demise. Hopefully, they will undergo more investigations by a third-party and will all be exposed. Though this has actually recently happened to a degree with Project Veritas. CNN has terminated employees for fake news in the past. Lex Haris, Thomas Frank, and Eric Lichtblau were all forced to resign in 2017 over fake news surrounding the Russia investigation.