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He, too, had Relotius a Problem with facts : Egon Erwin Kisch - a in the past?

According to Egon Erwin Kisch, was almost named for thirty years one of the most sought-after prices of for a Reporter. In 2005, he was part of the Henri-Nannen

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He, too, had Relotius a Problem with facts : Egon Erwin Kisch - a in the past?

According to Egon Erwin Kisch, was almost named for thirty years one of the most sought-after prices of for a Reporter. In 2005, he was part of the Henri-Nannen-prize. The honor was Kish, of course, not given, because he was a Communist, but because he was first and foremost a Reporter, therefore, the Trustees of the truth. He has made the 1928 his readers, as when he confessed to a youth misconduct, as he had begun his career with a trumped-up report.

He had been sent to his time in Prague to a mill fire, however, they noticed nothing newsworthy. In the Emergency he had invented so selflessly extinguishing the homeless. For this sensational Rührgeschichte he have garnered the highest praise, while faithfully reporting colleagues to be welded has been Olten. Since he had decided out of shame to stay in the future, strictly to the facts. "It was," says Kisch, "a sporting decision."

He dismissed himself as a connoisseur of edge standing

However, he has not guessed that his work would later be the subject for philologists – in addition to reporters and detectives most persistent Researchers–. Thus, the Prague literary scholar Josef Polácek in 1968 has demonstrated that Kish had actually delivered a good-staid report, without the homeless. The invented Reportage of the unknown Kisch was actually an invention of the famous reporter. It served the production of special credibility. So, how Kischs tattoos, him for the audience as a connoisseur of the milieu of the Excluded and Marginalized, suffered, and how, in turn, the illumination with the car and the phone suggested it as a modern Medienfex, as a "roving Reporter", as he had dubbed himself successfully.

It has also been applied among colleagues, apart from Kurt Tucholsky, the once quiet doubts about his truthfulness, Kish familiar. This was mainly, therefore, that he identified with his reports for the supposedly Proper debut, working tirelessly for the Disadvantaged began, workers at the blast furnace came to see, or hidden in the homeless shelter, against militarism and capitalism was, for the Soviet Russia and against the Hype of America.

game with the Suggestion

Above all, his reports were unbeatable entertaining. Their stylistic funding came from the arts section, a virtuoso of the language of gizmos, funny hangers, unexpected punchlines. At the same time, he had a perfect command of the game with the Suggestion of credibility. Self-ironic approach, on the one hand, alleged facts precision on the other. So he has advised and Walter Benjamin, as many of the names and dates to accommodate in order to act realistically. He was, of course, extremely creative with the facts truth of his reports, in their heart, he sent mostly to themselves. They served to establish him self as a brand and to deliver at the same time his Communist commitment Material. A gifted Entertainer in the name of the world revolution, less Faktograf as Fiktio-Prince. His reports from the Ruhr area, in any case, the existence of Russia as later, on his landing in Australia, as well as his alleged Central role in the uncovering of the scandal, the Austrian chief of the General staff Redl – you-a large part of inventions and Exaggerations.

The case of the deranged "mirror"reporter Claas Relotius has startled the industry. Egon Erwin Kisch, too? Now you do not need to apply to this early period of the Reportage necessarily the strict criteria, as they were after 1945 to the Comment section of the press reportage. Rather one should see you in that line of literary Reportage, the New Journalism in the USA is practiced and how it determines up to today the literary ambitions of the reporters.

lie, Exactly, is credible

speaking at that time facts and dates were more of a Fascination for the 'New objectivity' as the indispensable Foundation of journalism, especially in the partisan propaganda battles. Kish worked here, as well as others, with a medium, since the 19th century. Century increasingly in importance had won, first of all literary, scientific and, finally, especially in journalism: He sat on the Indiziomatik of the symptomatic Details. They acted not only as a means of obtaining the knowledge, but at the same time as one of the veracity of certification, was itself an indication of the precision of authenticity is up to today in the same way.

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Erik Reger, in the later days of the mirror-co-founder, had observed this procedure in 1931, the Nazis. He called it the "accuracy of the lie" and "accuracy of the hoax": "The world has in the age of technology, an aversion to rounding, against the approximate. Who says, the Minister, K. feasted in the club, cause to be doubted. But who says the gourmet bill for French champagne, caviar and oysters amount to 997,60 Mark, has reached its goal. The word 'invoice', the detailed article inspire confidence. The is precision. The well-informed. This is not credible. Exactly lies, is credible to speak.“

Kish was a particularly blatant case

Kish, you went in like that, because it was supposedly good, righteous, better thing. But as much as we like to say in view of the such facing reports that have served in fact, a good purpose and at least doing no harm, so unforgivable is the lie such Facts, when it comes to a Person's life. Kish has been in exile, as it denounced the "dissenters" Gustav Controller as informants of the German occupiers in France, the name of a fictional Nazi agents, "Werner Popp", also contributed, such as the barrack number, and posting date are bogus.

Kisch was certainly a particularly blatant case, but also others processed the findings in accordance with their respective standards. So enjoyed Heinrich Hauser, the former Star Reporter of the Frankfurter Zeitung, false information and interpretations have been reports in the Ruhr area, accused of Alexander Stenbock-Fermor has helped in his misery, reports from the "suspended" Germany, apparently, now and again, and on Joseph Roth and his friend Ludwig Marcuse said at the time: He dense sometimes, "just a bit of a anderesmal he turns everything on its head".

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