He’s got some great stuff. Interestingly enough, Beauchamp really did have a German girlfriend — he just decided to illustrate this on his blog a picture of an entirely different German girl (blogger Claudia Heym). Miniter interviews the poor girl, who Beauchamp proposed to before breaking it off. He seems to have a habit of proposals; I’ve wondered about the short timeline on the Beauchamp-Reeve relationship, and this helps explain it. (Impulsively asking girls to marry you is a symptom of the sort of personality disorder that would lead one to fabricate articles, no?)
Miniter also interviews Robert McGee, the fired TNR leaker first known to Ace of Spades readers as “Gracie.” I tried and failed to contact McGee a couple times, but Miniter is a much better reporter than I am. Still, a correction is in order — it’s not true that Beauchamp’s first TNR contribution has “been completely ignored by bloggers and the press” — See here. (It has been ignored, however, by TNR.)
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