May 14, 2003


MORE ON GLASS: Especially if you were just sent here by Andrew Sullivan, you might be interested in this little nugget from The Fabulist. Describing how the fact checking system at the fictional Washington Weekly was vulnerable, the narrator lists the fact checker's "Acceptable forms of Verification, in Order of Priority":

1. The New York Times-- The gold standard. If it was printed in the Times, it was accepted as true by the Weekly, absent overwhelming evidence to the contrary. It did not matter that the Times does not itself regularly employ fact checkers.
I'll have to consult Glenn Reynolds to find out if this is a "Heh." or an "Indeed."

You can find more nuggets from Glass's book here.

Posted by John Tabin at May 14, 2003 04:13 PM