A few days after former far-left activist Brandon Darby filed suit against the New York Times for libel, the newspaper has issued a retraction regarding the offending article. Darby helped to undermine an anarchist plot to attack the 2008 Republican national convention yet a New York Times article accused him of being part of the plot.
In today’s paper appears the following correction:
An article on Feb. 23 about developments in the investigation of a 2008 arson fire at the Texas governor’s mansion misstated the role played by an F.B.I. informer, Brandon Darby, in an earlier case in Minnesota. In that case, two men were accused of making and possessing gasoline bombs at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul in 2008. Both men eventually pleaded guilty. Initially, however, one of them implicated Mr. Darby, saying Mr. Darby had persuaded him to make the bombs. He later conceded that Mr. Darby had not entrapped him. (Go to Article)