Very nice to see them admit this (you must sign-up to the NYT website to get to the original article). I particularly like this quote:
"This is one of the great journalistic mass delusions of the era," said Michael Wolff, a media commentator and columnist for Vanity Fair.
Maybe, just maybe, this will be helpful the next time the general media considers joining the government on a witch hunt. What a waste and a mess the whole Iraq affair is.