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TIME Carries Correction on Hotly Disputed Joe Klein Column -- and So Does 'Chic Tribune'

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

TIME Carries Correction on Hotly Disputed Joe Klein Column -- and So Does 'Chic Tribune'

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A column by regular Joe Klein in last week's issue of TIME magazine, blasting the Democrats' version of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) bill, has earned a correction today in both that magazine -- and the Chicago Tribune, where excerpts also ran.

The column drew immediate criticism from Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald, and then others, several days ago. Klein, under persistent pressure since, backtracked to some extent in recent days, offering repeated clarifications, which critics also deemed inadequate. Finally he wrote, "I have neither the time nor legal background to figure out who's right."

Now the next issue of Time magazine, due out Friday, runs a correction of sorts that Greenwald and others may still find lacking as it suggests the factual matter is under dispute. The Chicago Tribune, however, which carried Klein's column, ran a full-fledged, unqualified correction, today.

The correction at the end of Klein's column reads in full:

"Correction: I was wrong to write last week that the House Democratic version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) would require a court approval of individual foreign surveillance targets. The bill does not explicitly say that. …

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