skinback [journalistic slang for peeling back your skin and feeling the pain]: retraction of the premise of an article

In his Reuters column yesterday, "How I Misread News Corp.'s Taxes," David Cay Johnston wrote, "For the first time in my 45-year-old career I am writing a skinback ... I will do all I can to make sure everyone who has read or heard secondary reports based on my column also learns the facts and would appreciate the help of readers in that cause."

See also: In 2008, Jack Shakfer explained another journalistic term, "reverse ferret."

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