“A person briefed on the matter” lets the NYT/WAPO duo down in an ugly way

Yesterday’s May Day retraction by the New York Times and Washington Post is a mammoth example of journalistic meddling into realms it has no business in, especially for these two institutions of weighty journalistic legitimacy. Both outlets, comfortably steeped in archaic reputations of integrity and piercing investigation, are like bloated ocean liners that have a…