By David Rutz
In what its executive editor is calling an “institutional failing,” The New York Times published an extensive correction Friday after acknowledging its 2018 podcast series “Caliphate” heavily relied on a serial fabulist who claimed to have been a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization.
The newspaper admitted it failed to properly vet Shehroze Chaudry’s lurid stories before airing them on the podcast, which won a Peabody audio award. It also published the interviews with him even after its own investigations found discrepancies in his stories.
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