Pajamas Media's Richard Miniter puts his loafers on the ground in order to get to the bottom of the Beauchamp-TNR hoax. He talks to:
Robert McGee, former assistant to TNR editor Frank Foer who
is rumored to have beenwas fired for leaking that Beauchamp is married to a TNR staffer--Elspeth Reeve; Reeve happens to be one of TNR's fact-checkers
- Beauchamps ex-fiancée--a German lady--who was engaged to Beauchamp until just before he married Reeve
Miniter uncovers a host of new nuggets and quotes, including this one from Beauchamp's ex:
He hates the army. The only reason he joined was because he wanted to have more experience to write about.
Okay, that wasn't exactly a revelation (except for the source of the quote). However, quite a bit of the report is, especially the attitude that Foer allegedly has about other military bloggers.
[Re-edited with caffeine added]