RE: What is Possum Stew? (Atlantic Monthly accuracy)

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From: John Roberts (
Date: Tue Oct 24 2000 - 11:55:41 PDT

At 11:01 AM -0400 10/24/00, Zhang, Yangkun wrote:
>Do we have to go through this AGAIN???
>> like the (profligate) propaganda from slippery-side economists, it gets
>> harder to swallow the more you chew on it. i give you instead
>> chateaubriand.
>Consider the source! The Atlantic? You might as well have posted an article
>from The Progressive! Neither are known for its economically accurate

As a former employee of The Atlantic, I would stand up for the
magazine's accuracy. Everything is fact-checked (one of the many
roles I had there) seriously. That does NOT mean that articles aren't
biased one way or another -- everyone has an opinion, just like
everyone has an .... well, you know the saying. But they are checked
for factual accuracy, including calling people to read their quotes
back to them and asking reporters for sources and, depending on the
material, looking for other sources. I haven't been there for five
years, but I don't think their standards have fallen in this area,
although their ownership (and, perhaps, the politics of the owners)
has changed in the last year or so.

John Roberts

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