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Monday, May 16, 2005

Newsweek Steps Up

At a time when passing the buck has become a national pasttime, Newsweek deserves real credit for taking full and unmitigated responsibility for its failures in accurately reporting the story about the possible flushing of a certain holy book (which shall remain unnamed, to help preserve public order in this somewhat unruly blogspace). At least that's how I read what seems to me Newsweek's powerful statement:
"We regret that we got any part of our story wrong."
Wow. Talk about owning. Talk about moral courage. Not that we got anything in particular wrong, but that we got any part wrong, we do regret. Yes, that's the spirit. "Mistakes were made," as Ron Ziegler famously said, back in the days when the Nixon White House similarly regretted anything that might have gone wrong, if anything did go wrong, which we're not saying anything did. I am hereby adopting this let-it-all-hang-out-somewhat policy regarding any part of something I did or did not get wrong in any of my postings here at Sane Nation. In that spirit, if my son's copy of a certain book that I may or may not be really tired of reading aloud, happened to fall into the paper shredder at some point today, or not, see previous statement. Regret is noted, in either case. Thank you. Please drive safely.