As a former fulltime factchecker, I enjoyed this analysis of the ongoing feud between the Obama administration’s health care plans and pro-life groups.
Brigitte would like to bring some inside baseball into the mix and warn anyone not to ask Andrea to fact-check your stuff. She’ll find plenty of mistakes and other inconsistencies, and then you’ll have to work way harder and longer than you thought just to make sure you have your facts straight. It’s a pain… But hey, when she fact-checks other people’s stuff? That’s just grand.
Andrea adds: I am sorry for how, er, fastidious I was about that. But fact checking can be brutal work, tedious and boring, and the only way I could think of to make it interesting was to challenge myself to really find errors. (Talk about poor incentives, a successful fact check was one where I actually corrected something.) Fact checking Miss Brigitte rarely uncovered errors, I might add. Very disappointing!by