"Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few." - Ecclesiastes 5:2
Juan Thompson was a reporter for the national security-focused website “The Intercept”. In 2016, he was caught making up sources and fabricating quotes for the publication. His deceitful journalistic practices forced “The Intercept” to make severe corrections to four of his articles, and fully retract another.
According to his boss, editor-in-chief Betsy Reed, "An investigation into Thompson’s reporting turned up three instances in which quotes were attributed to people who said they had not been interviewed. In other instances, quotes were attributed to individuals we could not reach, who could not remember speaking with him, or whose identities could not be confirmed.
In his reporting, Thompson also used quotes that we cannot verify from unnamed people whom he claimed to have encountered at public events. Thompson went to great lengths to deceive his editors, creating an email account to impersonate a source and lying about his reporting methods." Thompson was fired for his actions.
We need to speak less and when we do, it should be the truth. Today in prayer, praise the Lord that He hears all and understands all and seek to glorify in Him with your speech.
"Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so is he." - Publilius Syrus
God's Word: "When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise." - Proverbs 10:19