As today's wanker demonstrates, too many journalist types seem to just be unable to admit mistakes. To me, it's one of the weird flaws of the culture of contemporary journalism. People make mistakes. Most aren't especially important, some are. But, whatever. You correct them and move on. I don't know why that's difficult. Sure, I've made a few mistakes on this blog that have made me want to crawl under my bed and hide for awhile, but that's life.