National Review Standards Update

Kevin Drum catches David Freddoso blaming Democrats for something Democrats tried to prevent until they were blocked by the GOP. This kind of things goes on all the time at National Review and The Weekly Standard which is why I think Thomas Smith is getting a bad rap as a "fabulist."

It's true that he wrote things for National Review Online that weren't true, but this happens all the time. It's not a publication that cares, in general, about the accuracy of the claims its writers make so why shouldn't Smith make up a fake Hezbollah invasion of East Beirut?

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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