Was The New York Times Hoodwinked?

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The subject of a New York Times podcast has been charged in Canada for allegedly fabricating stories about being an Islamic State fighter. 25-year old Shehroze Chaudhry, the subject of the Times‘ podcast Caliphate, told host Rukmini Callimachi he killed a man while training with Isis in Syria.

According to The Washington Post that same man, who’s from Ontario, told the CBC he was actually on a police force that enforced dress codes and made sure people didn’t smoke.

The Post story mentions chapter five of the Times podcast where Chaudhry brags about stabbing someone multiple times. LISTEN

The Post story questions the fact-checking of the Times regarding the podcast which won a Peabody award.

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