On Apologizing To Rush

No, it didn't make me throw up in my mouth. I'm a little sick that I got it wrong, as I should be. But not sick that I have to apologize to Rush. The thing is this: I don't think that you guys expect me to get it write right 100 percent of the time. I think you expect me to try very hard to be accurate, and immediately acknowledge when I've failed to do so. I don't fear losing readers because I was wrong. I very much fear losing readers because they think I'm not being honest.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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