Reeve should not mistake being right with being pleased, it gets in the way of being ashamed like she should be.
Once upon a time a woman named Elspeth Reeve was a New Republic fact-checker who would soon be married to a man named Scott Thomas Beauchamp. According to the New York Observer, in 2007, Elspeth recommended her beau to her bosses. Writing under the pen name “Scott Thomas,” Beauchamp then went on to write a series of sensational New Republic articles about the cruel exploits of an “evil” American soldier in Iraq.
One problem: The stories were 100% false, and yet somehow they still got past Beauchamp’s fact-checker lady-friend.