Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, December 22, 2008

"We're Sorry....So Sorry...."

Today, the New York Times apologized for printing what it thought was an email from the Mayor of Paris, Bernard Delanoë, critizing Caroline Kennedy for seeking Hillary Clinton's soon-to-be vacant Senate seat. As it turns out. Mr. Delanoë sent no such email. Said the Times, "This letter was a fake. It should not have been published. Doing so violated both our standards and our procedures in publishing signed letters from our readers. We have already expressed our regrets to Mr. Delanoë's office and we are now doing the same to you, our readers." Read the fake missive, and the apology, here.

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