I don't trust anything in the Nation. Their editors are idiots when it comes to fact checking.
There was a hit piece that tried to tie Bush to Ken Lay and the lead paragraphs stated as fact that George W. Bush's baseball team the Houston Astros played at Ken Lay's lobbied Enron Field.
When they were notified that Bush owned the Texas Rangers (an Arlington team) the team name was replaced but the stadium remained the same (they did not play at Enron because they did not play in Houston).
What's more Bush sold his part of the team before Enron Field opened. It is a worthless rag.
The Nation, pwuh.
Might as well talk to John Lovitz's Compulive Liar on SNL.
"Yeah, that's the ticket".
The Nation is hilarious. Someone at my gym has been leaving it and Mother Jones around. I love reading them! I like to leave behind printouts of Steyn and Coulter columns.
It is not fact checking per se, it is that they use "facts", true or false, as it suits their agenda.
When in 1990 Clinton was after the Dem nomination and the Nation thought him too moderate they ran stories against the Clintons including one about how Hillary legally represented a high tech landmine manufacturer in Mena Arkansas. (Electronic proximity fuse. They also make parking meters that reset when you drive off.) Etc.