John: Howard Kurtz reported this morning that Beauchamp-Reeve are indeed married. He heard it straight from the horse’s mouth, the same beleaguered fellow who won’t call you back and is apparently talking only to Kurtz:
The magazine’s editor, Franklin Foer, disclosed in an interview that Beauchamp is married to a New Republic staffer, and that is “part of the reason why we found him to be a credible writer.”
Clearly Foer knows who’ll give him the fairest shake. Kurtz, for instance, includes an extensive quote from Beauchamp’s self-serving statement as posted on TNR yesterday and doesn’t challenge a single word.