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Dear List, Perhaps “seekers after the truth”, should “try this report for reliability.” This one was caught lying. How many more are there still unexposed?? HZ ------------------------------------------- http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=3565557 UK Sky Journalist Who Faked Report Found Dead Mon October 6, 2003 02:38 PM ET By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A British television journalist who has been found dead was devastated by his resignation from Sky News channel after being accused of faking a report during the Iraq war, his wife said on Monday. The body of 44-year-old James Forlong was found by his wife Elaine at their home in Hove, southeast England early on Saturday. A police spokeswoman said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. "James had been shattered by the recent blow to his career as a journalist. He deeply felt the loss of his job as a television correspondent," his wife Elaine said in a statement. "James was an award-winning journalist who had spent the last 10 years traveling to some of the world's worst trouble spots including Rwanda, Bosnia, Indonesia and Afghanistan and cared passionately about his work," she said, adding that the family was "devastated." Sky expressed its deepest sympathies. "This is a terrible personal tragedy and a shocking blow for James' family. Everyone here sends their deepest sympathies to his wife and children," Nick Pollard, head of Sky News, said in a statement. Forlong resigned from Sky in July after he was found to have produced a faked report from a British Royal Navy submarine during the conflict. David Mannion, Head of ITV News, praised Forlong as a decent man who made just one mistake. "He made one mistake and he clearly could not cope with the fall-out but we should all remember James for what he was -- an honest, decent man and a fine journalist who loved his work and took great pride in what he had achieved over many years. He was right to be proud." The journalist's death echoes that of British government weapons inspector David Kelly, who killed himself in July after becoming enmeshed in a furious row between the government and the BBC over the Iraq war. The faked report purported to show the preparation and firing of a cruise missile from HMS Splendid. But a BBC documentary crew filming at the same time said it had been specially staged for the benefit of Sky's camera and that no missile was actually fired. Forlong, who worked for Sky for 10 years, said at the time that the faked report was "a single lapse of judgment which for me is a deep source of regret." Sky, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp group, said when Forlong resigned that his report had been unacceptable to a news operation which had built a "proud reputation for accuracy and integrity." Forlong's journalistic career began with local newspapers in southern England followed by radio reporting at the BBC. In 1988 he made the shift to television, becoming an ITN news correspondent reporting from Somalia, Syria, Lebanon and Bosnia. Forlong joined Sky in 1993 as a senior foreign correspondent at the opening of the broadcaster's South Africa bureau. While in Africa, Forlong reported on the 1994 war and genocide in Rwanda, traveling with the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front and witnessing the siege of Kigali and the fall of the former government. He won two awards from the New York television festival for his coverage in Rwanda. __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Shopping - with improved product search http://shopping.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk