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Schawinski's faker-Talk started with a Bang

He had to Interview a "rather contemptuous relationship to the genre," said Tom Kummer in the SRF broadcast "Schawinski", his article, which had been expose

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Schawinski's faker-Talk started with a Bang

He had to Interview a "rather contemptuous relationship to the genre," said Tom Kummer in the SRF broadcast "Schawinski", his article, which had been exposed in the year 2000 as a forgery, had not been not journalism, but "entertainment at a very high level". The author, of the respondents living in Los Angeles, allegedly of Stars such as Sharon Stone and Bruce Willis, who lives since two years in Bern. His appearance on the television but hardly the entertainment value, he's striving for with his lyrics.

the broadcast began with a Bang. In the last "world week" published with his name signed an open letter with the title "Dear Claas Relotius" is not to be been by him, he said to the dumbfounded Roger Schawinski . In the letter Kummer gives his satisfaction to be the biggest cheaters in the German-speaking journalism. Has written to him as editor-in-chief Roger koeppel confirmed on the same evening to the SRF, in fact, not sorrow, but a "world-week"-author. It was an "ironic satire to Mark Twain" and knows to have been made with the term "Fake News", the stand over the column.

The Passage of the alleged "world week"-article by Tom Kummer. (Source: SRF)

the Text of The Forger, the forger was, therefore, yourself a fake – journalism drives strange flowers. But Tom Kummer did in the half-hour TV show a little, in order to establish, at the latest, after the detection of the forgeries of the "mirror"Journalist Claas Relotius shook confidence in the profession. He repeated like a Mantra, his point of view, it is up to all editors – in-Chief, readers, but advertisers have been clear that his Interviews were pure fiction: Hollywood stars, art figures, which he had exposed with his lyrics. Who was not able to recognize some of the blame yourself: "So stupid it can, however, be no one."

On schawinski's objection, with the fakes he would and Relotius to the water carriers, those who refer to journalism in General as a "Fake News", had the grief just a little loud "That's a Problem really". But he also said: "The comparison with Relotius is wrong". The have finally written political reports and also to the editors directly influence exercised. He moves as a single fighter in the System.

grief wants a "brilliant novel" write

grief was of so little as an expert on the state of journalism, he took advantage of the consignment rather for in-house advertising. He was on the same level as Tom Wolfe and Truman Capote, who invented in the 1960s, the "New Journalism" style of reporting. But they would have written later, brilliant novels, countered Schawinski. What Tom Kummer promised: "I will deliver".

Otherwise there was in the show, only findings to trivialities: It was learned that grief is President of Berner tennis clubs and in the night as the driver works (for the research of his new novel, as he assured). On the day of shipment he could get his 58. Celebrate a birthday, and is all in all, "pretty happy". That was something little, to keep up a half-hour before midnight awake. But Tom Kummer had identified the culprit in the usual manner, immediately. On Twitter he spread after the show: "Schawinski was so harmless. Felt under-challenged ..."


Created: 15.01.2019, 09:54 PM

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