American News and Opinion Website ‘The Daily Beast’ has once again proved that it puts emphasis on scoop and scoop only. Throughout its existence, the editors have been widely criticized for deception and plagiarism, victimization of certain individuals and various scandals.
Here It Is the Juiciest Scandals:
The World Wide Web, 2010 – The Daily Beast’s chief reporter, Gerald Posner, was exposed in constant plagiarism from other information resources, including famous people blogs, editorials, magazines, and publications of other journalists.
East Village, London, 2011 – an article “The Daily Beast published an article titled “I Got Three Grindr Dates in an Hour in the Olympic Village,” published on the website, contains information that identifies LGBT people who lived in the Olympic village.
US presidential election, 2016 – James Kirchick’s juicy article appears, accusing a number of publicists who support Donald Trump. When all the above-mentioned made a refutation of what was written, a scandal blew out. The author of the article was accused of McCarthyism.
In an interview with the NY online newspaper Capital New York in February 2015, Editor of The Daily Beast, John Avlon, accurately described the editorial policy of the resource:
“We seek out scoops, scandals, and stories about secret worlds,” Avlon said.
So, a new anecdote about the secret worlds appeared on October 4, 2019, entitled “Russian witness thrown from a window after his name was exposed by Trump Tower lobbyist: emails”.
The article, written by Nico Hines, a correspondent who posed himself as an author of allegedly exposing materials, refers to some emails, revealing the activities of Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
According to The Daily Beast, the cache of emails, regarding the details of the legal campaign and lobbying efforts of Veselnitskaya in Washington, was received from the Dossier Center, run by Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
The publication does not comment on the source of the received data. Moreover, it does not give any arguments in favor of the authenticity of the published materials, calling them “e-mails at the disposal of the publishers”.
The article further writes that Veselnitskaya allegedly handed over secret information to Russian director Andrei Nekrasov, who was making a film about the events of the Magnitsky Act at that time.
However, Nekrasov himself quickly responded to The Daily Beast’s statement, saying that he did not remember anyone sharing confidential materials with him.
Natalia Veselnitskaya did not stand aside and commented on the scoop article:
“I feel like a living classic. They spend money, involve more and more people, make myths, but all this once will become clear – then that will be my turn.”
I would like to wish the editorial staff of The Daily Beast started doing journalism, rather than digging through the information garbage, speculating on big issues in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website