USA Today has issued a correction to its NSA wiretape story, admitting that their original report about phone companies was wrong: "We've concluded that we cannot establish that BellSouth or Verizon entered into a contract with the NSA to provide the bulk calling records."
Despite this gaping hole in its original reporting, the paper contends: "This is an important story that holds up well. At the heart of our report is the fact that NSA is collecting phone call records of millions of Americans."
I love the media contending that their stories "hold up" even when some of the most significant supporting details -- the forged Bush National Guard docs of course come to mind -- are completely false.
In its "Note to Readers," USA Today does not apologize to the phone companies for the lost business or other headaches caused by USA Today's false reporting.