In which the Washington Post’s Eric Wemple investigates things so others don’t have to. For example:
In today’s installment, we learn that the AP had a loose quota on checking Michelle Bachman statements during the GOP primary.
After the session, [AP fact-checking editor Jim] Drinkard said that there wasn’t an actual numerical quota on Bachmann at the AP. It’s just that if the AP had gone back and vetted all her claims that looked dicey, the result would “overload” the debate story. “Often she was just more prone to statements that just didn’t add up,” said Drinkard.