Should We Trust the Enquirer?
Hmmm… Kevin Drum says
the National Enquirer
is "not exactly the most trusted name in news." Yet a while back, Jack Shafer claimed
that the Enquirer
is actually extremely accurate, and has a very rigorous fact-checking process. Who's right? Think of it this way: no magazine one runs a greater risk of getting sued for libel than the Enquirer
, so one would assume they make sure everything is at least technically accurate, when carefully parsed. And unlike, say, the New York Times
, the Enquirer
is willing to "burn" misleading sources by not paying them for any more stories. And they did
get the "Rush Limbaugh is a drug addict" story right...