An Apology to Joe Scarborough

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Friday, September 21, 2007

I apologize to MSNBC talk-show host Joe Scarborough and to The Post for the cutting description of Mr. Scarborough in a Sept. 7 op-ed, "Guilty in the Duke Case," by me and KC Johnson about the Duke lacrosse case. I wrote that description on the basis of transcripts of "Scarborough Country" programs early in the Duke case. My attention has since been drawn to transcripts of several subsequent programs, and I realize that Mr. Scarborough was one of the handful of journalists who deserve credit for calling attention early in the case to the emerging evidence of innocence.

I am very sorry that because of insufficient research, the op-ed suggested otherwise.

STUART TAYLOR

Washington


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