Fresh from preposterously claiming to be the “official” voice of foreign correspondents in the USA, while breaking ranks with every genuine press organization by endorsing Homeland Security’s attempt to restrict “I” Visas, Thanos Dimadis took time off from suing journalists in Greece to issue a press release claiming that the Guardian had “corrected” its “false” story about his efforts to get paid by Bayer for influence peddling while he was Executive Director of our organization.
Carey Gillam, the award-winning journalist who wrote the article firmly rebutted his claims.
"There were no errors in the story I authored as a freelancer for the Guardian, which is why the Guardian did not issue a correction. It is simply false to say otherwise. Anyone who doubts the facts laid out in the story can determine for themselves Thanos Dimadis’ actions and intentions involving Bayer AG by reading through the email correspondence:
The Guardian did add a quote from Dimadis co-conspirator Nancy Prager Kamel, which, however, does not contradict in anyway Gillam’s evidence of their pay-for-praise deal with the maker of Roundup. As the emails prove, former FPA President David Michaels refused to engage in any pay-for-play agreement, but presumably the organization Dimadis set up is less scrupulous and has allowed him to benefit.
Dimadis’s mendacious press release compounds his extraordinarily unethical behavior and should be a warning for any journalists or bodies dealing with him or his organization.
Real journalists check facts, not collect checks.