Sometimes a correction comes on the second impulse. Thus, 60 Minutes has swung around to promise it will correct its story this Sunday on the attack on the U.S. outpost in Benghazi. Only the day before it was defending the story, which was heavily criticized in the last week because its principal interview subject had seemingly changed his story and suggested he was more of an eyewitness than he had told authorities. Correspondent Lara Logan acknowledged today the subject's reliability was now in question, so the program will apologize Sunday for depending on him. The source, former British security contractor Dylan Davies, is further in the soup: Politico reports his book on the subject is being pulled from shelves.
The Andean bureau chief of the Miami Herald is being detained by Venezuelan authorities following his reports on chronic shortages as the country approached its municipal elections. Authorities have not been available for comment on why he is being held in San Cristobal.
Tim Carmody, writing for Hazlitt, examines last week's exchange of views between columnist and former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller and Glenn Greenwald, the former Guardian columnist now a principal in the ambitious journalism start-up underwritten by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Carmody notes their respective positions on journalism represent only a fraction of the possibilities, that their views are not necessarily indicative of the larger range of views, and that, simply put: "Each will have its say."