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Oooh! Factchecking! A Concept . . .

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Ben_Hecht, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Unless you get the book or have easy access, you'll likely need to register to view the whole thing, but it's well worth it . . .


    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/02/09/090209fa_fact_mcphee


    Big-budget sporting periodicals/sites, take note.
     
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    The protagonist of "Bright Lights, Big City" is a fact-checker at a thinly disguised version of the New Yorker, no? Much Bolivian Marching Powder required to get through the day.
     
  3. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Ben getting his Eighties fabulists confused. McInerney wrote Bright Lights, Ellis wrote Less than Zero.
     
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    Aaak. You right.
     
  5. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    The former head of fact-checking from days back is a friend and also the inspiration for the hypersexed lady factrix in BLBC.

    o-<
     
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    If I had a band, I might well call it HH and The Eighties Fabulists.
     
  7. Fact Checkers are your friends.
    Rinse. Repeat.
    Fact Checkers are your friends.
     
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