Sources say a book deal primarily based on reporter Rukmini Callimachi’s New York Instances podcast “Caliphate” might blow up over alleged reporting lapses in the sequence.
“She has an enormous book deal with Penguin Random Home primarily based on ‘Caliphate,’ which is now in critical jeopardy,” a publishing insider mentioned. The book deal has not been introduced.
The Washington Publish reported that Callimachi’s hit audio sequence is now “underneath investigation from a crew of Instances journalists.” A Instances media column on Sunday reported that Callimachi “now faces intense criticism from contained in the Instances and out.” Callimachi is a star author on terrorism who has been criticized by some consultants.
The most recent controversy got here final month, when the primary topic and supply of “Caliphate” — a purported ISIS soldier — was arrested by Canadian authorities for allegedly pulling a hoax.
Reps for the Instances and Penguin Random Home didn’t get again to us.