(RightIsRight.co) – In an action that will affirm millions of Americans’ belief that the mainstream media publishes “fake news,” USA Today had to delete 23 articles by a single reporter that contained “fabrications.”
As Mediaite explains in “USA Today Deletes 23 Articles Following Investigation Into Alleged Fabrication By Reporter“:
“USA Today deleted 23 articles following an investigation into alleged fabrication by a reporter, the New York Times reported Thursday.
“Gabriela Miranda, a breaking news reporter, was accused of the fabrication, according to the Times. The last article on her page on the USA Today website is from April 17, and her Twitter account has been deactivated.
“‘The internal investigation, which took place over a period of several weeks, began after USA Today received an inquiry related to the veracity of details in an article by Gabriela Miranda,’ wrote Times media reporters Ben Mullin and Katie Robertson.” [emphasis added]
What did the investigation find?
“After receiving an external correction request, USA TODAY audited the reporting work of Gabriela Miranda. The audit revealed that some individuals quoted were not affiliated with the organizations claimed and appeared to be fabricated. The existence of other individuals quoted could not be independently verified. In addition, some stories included quotes that should have been credited to others.” [emphasis added]
Additionally, the paper concluded that Miranda interfered with the investigation.
Miranda has resigned her position at the paper.
What is your opinion? Do you believe that many mainstream corporate media reporters include fabricated material in their published reports? Why or why not? Please email your thoughts to [email protected]. Thank you, and have a good weekend.