Basic journalism wasn’t done, and it led to big mistake

Basic journalism wasn’t done, and it led to big mistake

The correction ran on the upper left corner of B1 May 12. Experienced news readers know that if a correction runs on a front page, the error has to be big. Indeed, it was.

The entire premise of the Michael Smolens column that ran the day before was erroneous. Smolens, a highly experienced former...