The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
What Happened: As the story of a missing journalist appears to turn into the story of a murdered journalist, people start paying attention.
What Really Happened: The Washington Post first noted the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the start of the month, with the paper sharing that he had gone missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
It was concerning, but not a story that many people were paying attention to.
And when pressed on the issue, it only got worse.
As of this writing, Saudi authorities had pledged to investigate alongside Turkish authorities, while Turkish authorities claim they have audio and video proving he was killed.