In an editorial this morning, link, the Journal begins in earnest to create some distance between them and the stinking mess in the APS.
He cannot now report credibly on the crisis without first reporting credibly on his failure to report credibly on the crisis heretofore.
He is doing what powerful people can do in situations like this; pretend there are no rocks.
Journal coverage will continue under the appearance and illusion of credibility.
photo Mark Bralley