Yesterday, in my e-mail, I received a letter from Paul Whitlatch, the Editor-in-Chief of the St. X Blueprint. In it, he responded to my accusations last September of the Blueprint’s article “Red Cards for the Soccer Team?”
He counters my points quite well, and brought my attention to that post long ago. I realize that my entry was mostly unfounded and wrong. Among my mistakes:
- I made many assertions, talking only with some classmates. I did not do enough research to justify what I stated.
- I reproduced the full text of the Blueprint article. I did this without the permission of the newspaper.
- I called the later clarification of some points made in the original article a “retraction”, when it was in fact just a clarification.
Therefore, I retract all that I asserted in September and in the followup article. I did this in error, and for that I am sorry. I promise to, from now on, research the criticism that I publish. I called the Blueprint article “libellious”, when in fact it was my work that I should have called that.
To my readers, who have endured my occassional blunder, and to the Blueprint, please accept my sincere apologies.