Here’s today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Reading the story this morning, I thought it interesting that neither the company nor the governor’s office had confirmed the report. Then I opened the old laptop and read the true story. An unfortunate mistake. Always a good idea to attribute facts in a headline.

Here’s more commentary … and Instapundit chimes in with this: “If bloggers had made these kinds of mistakes, Big-Media folks would be pointing them out as evidence that the blogosphere can’t be trusted. But where were all those editors, filters, and fact-checkers?”

Good question. Had the Bush administration insisted the coal miners were found alive, I’m sure the claim would have been greeted with far more skepticism.