The Rocky Mountain News's Obama-Kenya Mea Culpa

Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple.

Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple's August 16 column "8-word Gaffe Ripples Across the Web" is an apologia for a big botch reported about in this More Messages blog -- an erroneous Rocky web piece that claimed Barack Obama holds joint citizenship with the United States and Kenya. But while Temple deserves credit for fessing up, the timeline of events he offers is marked by significant gaps.

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