MORE PROBLEMS FOR THE NEW REPUBLIC: Bob Owens looks into things in Iraq and finds no evidence that TNR did the fact-checking it claims. In fact, it seems quite doubtful that they did. Worse, their hunker-down-and-hope-people-forget strategy has merely served to further undermine their credibility.

How hard would it have been to admit they got snookered and say “we’re sorry — we were fooled?” I think they’ll be asking themselves that question in coming days.