“Ellinika Hoaxes” is run “by some people completely unrelated to journalism” according to Manolis Kottakis, managing editor of the Estia newspaper, who in his latest article on Monday launched attacks on different directions.

Greek fact-checking website “Ellinika Hoaxes” is run “by some people completely unrelated to journalism” according to Manolis Kottakis, managing editor of the Estia newspaper, who in his latest article on Monday launched attacks on different directions.

Besides Ellinika Hoaxes, he revisited the subject of the attempted interruption of Christoforos Zaralikos’ show by a “TV celebrity accompanied by what looked like bouncers”. The interruption, he claims, was attempted because Zaralikos was “commenting on a specific media mogul”, who “as an editor can comment on anybody he wants through his media outlets, but God forbid someone else should make comments about him, even though he is a public figure”.

The reason behind his revisit to the well-publicized incident of the Tzeni Karezi Theater, was the fact that Twitter removed a tweet by Christoforos Zaralikos, “because allegedly his humor was judged to be insulting to the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis”.

“Some trashy websites”

Referring to Ellinika Hoaxes, the columnist talks about “midgets” who tried to besmirch Estia by accusing it, a month ago, of propagating fake news, concerning its analysis about a Greek official of an international organization. He claims that Ellinika Hoaxes cited “some trashy, backwater websites” as sources, but despite all that, Estia, with its long history, shrugged off the accusations and declined to answer, because “the ‘paper’ does not give any worth”.