What do you think gets fact-checked the most rigorously: newspaper articles, magazine stories, or books? If you guessed books, you’d be surprised to know that they are rarely, if ever, fact-checked. At The Atlantic, Kate Newmanquestions why we have so much faith in books’ accuracy but why publishers don’t bother.
Kate: Go talk to this Dean Smith character. Sam: You only want me to talk to him because you want to be friends with his wife. Kate: She seems particularly wonderful and didn’t you want to talk to Dean? Something about how you think we’re all meant for something else? Sam: I don’t think I should…he has a kid. He can’t do this. Kate: Sam…if you want to touch these again, *shakes her breasts*, go talk to him and at least tell him how you feel. Sam: *laughs a little* Did you just…? Kate: Shake my cha-chas then deny you of them? Yes. Go. Sam: Fine–anything for you. Kate: *heads for the living room* My job here is done.
(“Hunting Demons” - Chapter 86: A Fox in the Hen House. Kate is just like my favorite these days, okay? Not to mention I love how she handles Sam, and I love how very similar she and Lana act this chapter, but that has a lot to do with the fact that they’re cousins and their playful natures are really all they have in common. This chapter is almost up, I promise.)