Oh no... he is not explaining the basics of fact checking, the basics are being explained to him:
Johnathan Chait, Senior Editor of The New Republic: When you say your fact checkers re-report everything, do you mean like when you do interviews with sources, they go back and call up your sources and ask if the quotes you have are correct?
Ross Douthat, The Atlantic Monthly: Yes
Well there you have it, the secret to fact checking.
Watch the first 13 and a half minutes about the "Scott Thomas Beauchamp quasi slash non scandal" over at Blogging Heads video. Something tells me those two would like a do over.