Success has many parents but failure is an orphan
Lamest Non-Retraction Retraction Ever [Jonah Goldberg]
Truthout doesn’t say they were wrong, they don’t say they were right. They say:
The Rove Indictment Story as of Right Now
By Marc Ash,
Fri May 19th, 2006 at 04:23:39 PM EDT :: Fitzgerald Investigation
On Saturday afternoon, May 13, 2006, TruthOut ran a story titled, “Karl Rove Indicted on Charges of Perjury, Lying to Investigators.” The story stated in part that top Bush aide Karl Rove had earlier that day been indicted on the charges set forth in the story’s title.
The time has now come, however, to issue a partial apology to our readership for this story. While we paid very careful attention to the sourcing on this story, we erred in getting too far out in front of the news-cycle. In moving as quickly as we did, we caused more confusion than clarity. And that was a disservice to our readership and we regret it.
As such, we will be taking the wait-and-see approach for the time being. We will keep you posted.
Marc Ash, Executive Director – t r u t h o u t
Me: What the hell is that? This strikes me as a new twist on the fake-but-accurate defense, this time using the temporal escape clause. How about something like this:
On Saturday afternoon, May 20, 2006, National Review ran a story titled, “New Line of Urine-Powered Hover Cars Comes off Assembly Line.” The story stated in part that such hover cars actually exist and were powered as set forth in the story’s title.
The time has now come, however, to issue a partial apology to our readership for this story. While we paid very careful attention to the sourcing on this story, we erred in getting too far out in front of the news-cycle. Such hover cars do not yet exist, but we all know it’s coming, so it was an understandable case of jumping the gun.
Speaking of which…