Last week I described the tardy correction of the June 12, 2003 article in the Washington Post which aired Wilson's lies. I noted then that an earlier article by Nicholas Kristof saying essentially the same thing had still not been corrected.
Tonight, it appears that Kristof has finally acknowledged the story was wrong. I say "it appears" because so far any amendation exists only behind the pay to view Times Select Wall, and I have no idea what he's said. However, Slate says:
Addendum, 7 p.m.: Sometime between my morning interview with Kristof and this moment, the columnist posted to his Times Web page a clarification to his May 6, 2003. (You must be a Times Select reader to view the clarification.) So far, so good. Here's hoping that Kristof links to the clarification from the May 6, 2003, piece in the Times Web archives and adds an addendum to the Nexis copy. And, of course, a mention of the clarification in his regular column wouldn't hurt, either.
Clarice Feldman 11 02 05
Tom Maguire cracked the code to enter Time Select , and analyzes Kristof's latest. It only raises new questions about the accuracy of his reporting, what Wilson actually told him, and why the NYT's didn't correct the story on July 6, 2003.
Amd we still don't know if or when even this "clarification" will actually appear in the paper's more accessible print edition or the Lexus version of the original Kristof stories.