Rick Bragg's "dateline toe-touch."

Media criticism.
May 23 2003 5:56 PM

Rick Bragg's "Dateline Toe-Touch"

A New York Times writer gets gets caught cutting corners.

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According to the editor's note, the Times published its correction in "response to a reader's recent letter questioning where the reporting took place." Who are you, mystery reader? Sign in at pressbox@hotmail.com, where I read all of my mail.

Jack Shafer was Slate's editor at large. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at Shafer.Reuters@gmail.com.