After Congressman George Santos’s Resume Unraveled, a Reporter Asks “Now What?”

From a Times Insider column by Emmett Linder headlined “After Santos’s Resume Unraveled, a Reporter Asks ‘Now What?'”

After Representative George Santos, Republican of New York, was elected to office in November, Grace Ashford and Michael Gold, two New York Times reporters, were given a seemingly straightforward assignment: write a deep-dive article about the new congressman.

But when the reporters tried to verify details of Mr. Santos’s campaign biography, they ended up with more questions than answers. “We started to get a sense that perhaps he might not always be telling the truth, and that gave us a different way of looking at him,” Ms. Ashford said. So, they kept digging — and what they found, Ms. Ashford said, “ended up blowing our minds.”