The "astounding" fact checking
organization in place at Der Speigel has a different philosophy than is practiced by US media: fact checkers work with reporters
from inception, not after the story is done or nearly done.
(Craig Silverman in CJR):"CS: It turns out the publication (Der Spiegel) is home
to what is most likely the world’s largest fact checking operation.
This came as something of a surprise not only to
me, but also to the two editors from The New York Times Magazine
and The New Yorker
that joined me as speakers at the conference. (You can read more about the English presenters in this post on my Web site
Roughly eighty full-time people work in fact checking and the research/library at Der Spiegel.
...Another thirty or so part-timers also do duty at the magazine.
CS: That’s one big difference with the American model
- That’s an astounding, unprecedented number.
, where the
consulted even before the writer starts writing "
- checker doesn’t get involved until the piece is finished or close to finished. Whereas you might be
Der Speigel has reported extensive problems
with the theory of man-made global warming, including that it does not exist
(November 2009). This in spite of their being at the center of Euro climate politics.
- Major US media would rather go out of business than admit the truth about global warming fraud in my opinion.
Der Spiegel, 11/19/09, "Stagnating Temperatures: Climatologists baffled by global warming time-out
," by Gerald Traufetter
Reference: "Copenhagen summit: it's money that matters in the back room talks
," 11/30/09, UK Guardian by John Vidal
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