"Our corrections policy is to correct our mistakes. Is that a¬†good enough answer? I get the sense from these questions that you‚Äôre¬†trying to measure the distance between what we do and what Responsible¬†Journalists do. So I‚Äôll help: Is our bar for publishing lower than, say,¬†The New York Times‚Äės? Of course. Have we¬†published stories that lacked perfect, according-to-Hoyle sourcing?¬†Yes. We‚Äôre a tabloid at heart. You ask if we have a policy. There is no¬†policy for this, or for anything, really. The whole point of the company¬†is that we trust our reporters to be smart and judicious without having¬†to adopt the ethical pretense that what they‚Äôre doing is anything but a¬†sort of professionalized rudeness. I‚Äôll get killed for this, but:¬†Journalism ethics is nothing more than a measure of the scurrilousness¬†your brand will bear. That‚Äôs it. Ethics has nothing to do with the truth¬†of things, only with the proper etiquette for obtaining it, so as to¬†piss off the fewest number of people possible. That works fine for a lot¬†of news outlets; we don‚Äôt have to worry about niceties."

Tommy Craggs to National Sports Journalism Center.