Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Glory Days?

Yeah, they passed us by. Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam recalls his first journalism (sort of) job as a fact-checker for the not-long-for-this-world Newsweek:

We would publish whole stories that were lies—Francois Mitterrand’s plan to destroy the French economy was a recurring theme—but at least the names were spelled correctly. Two T’s, two R’s. I will never forget.
The less said about the "duties analogous to those of an 18th-century cabin boy in the Royal Navy," the better. (h/t FAIR)

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