it got one.
Here’s what happened.
This morning the N&O reported [excerpt]:
The 38 members of the 2006 Duke lacrosse team who filed the suit in federal court say their reputations were damaged by their association to an escort service dancer's phony gang-rape allegations.A few hours later a correction was published in which Bork said, “I was quoted out of context by the Raleigh News and Observer this morning”
The players chose not to appear at the news conference [announcing the site filing], said Bob Bork Jr., the group's hired publicist, because they don't want to attract attention. …
The event was at the National Press Building in downtown Washington, a block from the White House.
"This is kind of a media center," said Bork, son of the Supreme Court nominee rejected during the Reagan years. "And Durham isn't. Sorry." … (entire story here)
The correction continued[excerpt]:
"What I said was that we held it in Washington because the law firm representing the players and their families is located in Washington, D.C., many of the families live there and I chose the National Press Club because of facilities that make it a center for media events.Folks, are you thinking that correction doesn’t sound like something the N&O would do?
Several reporters from North Carolina had complained to me about having to come to DC.
So, I apologized by saying, 'Sorry.' I never said 'Durham isn’t.'"
Bork himself issued the correction at the Web site www.dukelawsuit.com.
You can read the entire correction, part of a blog post, here.
I’m putting www.dukelawsuit.com on my “must visit daily” list. I hope you do too.
Message to Mr. Bork: I’m glad you posted the correction. I plan to ask N&O public editor Ted Vaden what he thinks the N&O should do in this circumstance.
I’ll post my email to Vaden tomorrow. It will include an offer to post in full his response. I’ll let you know what, if anything, I hear back.
I’m delighted you’re part of the truth-seeking team. I’m confident most people who visit JinC are too.