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Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Truth (-iness) Will Out just set a new standard in the non-apology apology.

"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."

Two things:

1. An apology that states "Gosh, we're sorry we're just so on top of things and know so much we're ahead of the rest of you." isn't my idea of admitting you did something wrong.

2. An apology should also include a promise not to do it again. So is going to promise to report only old news from now on?

Via The Corner.

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