Especially criticism of reporting point Ger Driessen about journalist

Journalist Joep Dohmen said in a reaction at the start of the hotline that he would stand behind the content of his brothel story, because it is based on good sources. The NRC journalist did not want to confirm at the time that it was indeed Driessen. He also felt that the criticism of his work fits in with a broader national and international trend of a hunt for journalists and so-called fake news. “It makes working as a journalist more difficult, because it casts doubt on what is simply our job,” Dohmen said at the time.