oh my god fact checking was so much fun for precisely this reason my job was to diplomatically tell people they were wrong
i once pointed out to jia tolentino she had misinterpreted a borges parable. a high point
also the time i called a russian policeman who probably murdered a guy and he invited me to go fishing with him
also a very famous man's father gently corrected the number of times his wife had shot him. six, not five
as a writer i fucking love being fact checked (way less chance i'll get something wrong!!) and as a fact checker i learned an immense amount about reporting and got to email with ursula k le guin and spend hours on the phone with svetlana alexievich. best job ill ever have
one time i mildly fucked up checking a patrick keefe story and whitey bulger's family called threatening the office so that was a rough day
i had to learn all the rules of bridge. and about how honey can change color depending on what bees ingest. and how to read scientific papers
the village voice wrote a blog that pointed out my failure to fact check an illustration (yes we checked those too) that depicted courtney barnett as right handed. i simply did not know and it was not in the text. i think that was my first week!
one time i had to watch nearly the entirety of vanderpump rules in a week and almost went insane in the office
i miss it 🥲

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