NYT 'Caliphate' Podcast Controversy

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Daily Beast, NYT Returns Peabody Award for ‘Caliphate’ Podcast After Admitting Reporting Was Crap

"The New York Times announced late Friday that it was returning a Peabody Award it won in 2018 for its “Caliphate” podcast. The podcast from NYT’s star reporter Rukmini Callimachi has had an embarrassing fall from grace culminating in an internal investigation into its reporting and production process that was released Friday morning. The report said the podcast “did not meet the standards for Times journalism” after it came to light that the crux of the story was based on lies the podcast’s main character told about his imagined time in ISIS."



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