“The most important newspaper in its region finally apologized to readers for accepting ‘cooked’ evidence about WMD in Iraq that helped lead to war in 2003. No, it was not The New York Times.
‘In a column on Sunday, O. Ricardo Pimentel, editorial page editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, wrote that, ‘Yes, regrettably on the matter of WMD, count us as among the many who were duped. We should have been more sceptical. For that lack of scepticism and the failure to include the proper caveats to the WMD claim, we apologize, though I would note that, ultimately, we didn’t believe that the president’s central WMD argument warranted war. Not then and especially not now.'”
How many other leading papers would dare issue a similar mea culpa?