The German press - the "quality" press like Spiegel included - has been in a tizzy over a video of Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis which someone making a humorous music video about him doctored to make it look like he was flipping the bird to Germany during a speech.
A TV interviewer sprang the video on Varoufakis during an interview, going for a Meet the Press style "gotcha" moment. Varoufakis denied that he had made such a gesture during the speech in 2013 from which the film excerpt was taken.
The maker of the video, Jan Böhmermann, has now publicly verified that the flipping-the-bird moment was doctored into the scene: Christoph Meyer, Varoufakis bei Günther Jauch: Böhmermann: Wir haben den Stinkefinger gefälscht Süddeutsche Zeitung 18.März.2015.
The German press is starting to indulge their Jeff Gerth/Clinton pseudoscandal inclinations. This is a sad thing for their readers and viewers.
Here is Böhmermann explaining how he did it, Varoufakis and the fake finger #varoufake | NEO MAGAZIN ROYALE mit Jan Böhmermann - ZDFneo 18.03.2015:
This is Böhmermann's video, which is pretty funny (though maybe a little too much bad taste in one or two places), V for Varoufakis 25.02.2015: