A good editor’s note hitchhikes on the bottom of a column about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to New York:
Editor’s note: The second sentence of this blog post was changed on September 29th to make clear that The Economist does not consider Mr Modi to be a “pain in the ass”; that epithet is merely how we imagined an uninformed New Yorker might feel about someone who causes a traffic jam.
Earlier this month, The Economist withdrew a book review that appeared to defend slave owners. It kept the review online “in the interests of transparency,” something famous corrections blogger Craig Silverman applauded:
Why that Economist apology is good: They actually apologize. They say for what, and why. They link to, and don’t disappear, the evidence.
— Craig Silverman (@CraigSilverman) September 5, 2014