Jonathan Weisman apologizes for saying Barack was "much more white than black." It's a credit to Weisman that he doesn't hedge in his apology--he explains, then says the explanation isn't a defense, and then he apologize. Frankly, his apology made me think that I should have picked up a phone or sent him a note before ripping him.
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