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Started by machiavelli on Nov 2, 2020 7:11:06 PM
Shit! Fisky's dead!
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AlanII - 02 Nov 2020 19:21:39 (#1 of 12)

Bummer. RIP.

Peacock - 02 Nov 2020 20:27:04 (#2 of 12)

Very sad news. Excellent journalist. RIP

machiavelli - 07 Nov 2020 09:54:06 (#3 of 12)

Tribute from Lara Marlowe

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/lara-marlowe-robert-fisk-my-former-husband-was-the-finest-journalist-of-his-generation-1.4401075?mode=amp

nac1001 - 29 Nov 2020 14:15:34 (#4 of 12)

https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/december-2020/fabricator-fraudster/

mingmong - 29 Nov 2020 15:23:34 (#5 of 12)

RIP Fisk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg2np37JNEg

dreams99 - 29 Nov 2020 15:25:43 (#6 of 12)

Fisk was always dodgy, I knew about that more than 20 years ago. He wasn't a reporter, he notoriously made stuff up, he was a campaigner. He told the story that suited his agenda.

And people loved him because he told the story they wanted to hear, like assange.

machiavelli - 29 Nov 2020 15:26:38 (#7 of 12)

Owen Jones?

Turtle - 02 Dec 2020 19:42:46 (#8 of 12)

people loved him because he told the story they wanted to hear

Or maybe hated him because he told a truth they did not want to hear.

Had flaws? Of course. Who doesn't? But without doubt a man of great courage and integrity. One of a vanishing breed. RIP.

dreams99 - 02 Dec 2020 19:45:33 (#9 of 12)

There's lots of doubt about his integrity. He made shit up.

kvelertak - 02 Dec 2020 19:48:15 (#10 of 12)

So you'll have no trouble giving an example or two, with substantiation. Not like he can sue you for libel, is it?

dreams99 - 02 Dec 2020 19:52:55 (#11 of 12)

There are plenty of examples, he was notorious for it. Journalists knew what he was, but he became so big, and the Independent so dependent on him, that he was allowed to get away with it.

It's not some big secret, I was reading about it 20 years ago. Do your own research.

Hilary - 02 Dec 2020 20:16:23 (#12 of 12)

There are lots of examples in nac1001's link in #4 just above.

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