The Guardian ensures that purported authors at least read and approve of what goes out under their names.
I myself have ghosted pieces for this very newspaper when working as a press officer. When Mr. Seaton was running CiF in fact.
And while I\’d have been caught very quickly indeed if I\’d said something out of line, there wasn\’t in fact any formal checking process that I recall.
Umm, did you check that fact with the Guardian editors before you wrote the piece?