Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Aftermath on L'Affaire Beauchamp at TNR?
This just in... The New Republic is scrambling to fill "an immediate opening" for an editor to run its fact-checking shop. What happened to the old fact-otum? Has the prior chief been banished in the wake of L'Affaire Beauchamp? As you will recall, Scott Thomas Beauchamp, an Army private, created quite a stir with his wild stories of American soldiers misbehaving in Iraq. The stir became a scandal when it turned out the stories were fabricated. Now it looks as if TNR wants to make sure this type of thing doesn't repeat itself.