Being so diligent and scrupulous, TPM rarely has to issue corrections. Regrettably, here I do. In the last post about The New Republic and its partial sale, I said that one of the buyers was Conrad Black. Actually, I didn't read the Daily News piece closely enough because that's not what it says.
What it says is different, though a touch byzantine. It says that some of the new TNR buyers are also involved in the financing of the new New York daily The New York Sun, and that Conrad Black is one of the seven people behind the Sun. What it doesn't say is that Black is also a buyer of TNR.
Certainly, my screw up here has something to do with not paying enough attention in trig class, or logical reasoning, or whatever that class was where they're always showing the overlapping circles.
I'm also assured by a flack for one of the interested parties that Black is not involved in any purchase of TNR.
Actually, I'm thinking this is a good thing for TNR. Because given the pittance Black's committing to the New York Sun project, I figure he'd probably only be offering to infuse TNR with about $39.99.