Scooping the scoop

The Times thought it had a scoop, interviewing the Abu Ghraib prisoner in the most infamous photo from the scandal. They carefully said how they determined it was the guy, thanks to an injured hand. But Salon says it’s not the guy and the Times puts a story in the paper quickly saying it is reinvestigating. This is the speed at which corrections should occur — yes, even before you know what is correct.