When the vitriol started to fly over Omar Khadr’s $10.5 million settlement and apology from the government, Michelle Shephard got frustrated with just how much people were getting the basic facts wrong.
1. Incredibly depressing to have to do this when Omar Khadr saga has been covered – extensively – for 15 years. But here goes. #FactCheck
— Michelle Shephard (@shephardm) July 7, 2017
As national security reporter for the Toronto Star, author of the book Guantanamo’s Child and co-director of the documentary of the same name, she’s been the top reporter on Khadr’s story for the past 15 years.
She speaks to guest host Omar Mouallem about how Khadr’s public image has evolved over the years and what the media and the public continues to get wrong about the story.
Read Michelle Shephard’s fact check in the Toronto Star here.