(We are amused at the Guardian’s concern, especially since journalists and news orgs have participated with gov’t entities in the wholesale manufacture of stories for decades. See e.g. “The CIA and the Media,” MHB, August 2015.)
Britain’s center-left Guardian newspaper has apologized after it emerged one of its reporters had been fabricating interviews and falsely claiming to have been at events he wrote about.
Joseph Mayton, a California-based freelancer who has been writing for the paper since 2009, was accused of making up quotes in some stories and filing interviews with people who later said they had never spoken to him.