#279 Did The New York Times Get Catfished?
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#279 Did The New York Times Get Catfished?
RCMP charges a podcast star with not being a terrorist. And Edmonton radio host chooses the wrong put-down. Al Jazeera journalist and filmmaker Laila Alarian co-hosts.
October 1, 2020

On Wednesday, Sept. 30 The New York Times issued a statement: “While the uncertainty about Abu Huzayfah’s story was explored directly in episodes of Caliphate that featured him, his arrest and the allegations surrounding it have raised new and important questions about him and his motivations. We’re undertaking a fresh examination of his history and the way we presented him in our series. We will have more to say when we complete that effort.”

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CORRECTION: In this episode, co-host Laila Alarian says that in terms of the country’s total population, the number of Iraqis killed in the Iraq War would be the equivalent of nine to 19 million dead Americans. In fact, the number of Iraqi civilians killed in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion would scale to between one and 8.3 million Americans.

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