We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The corollary to that being that, by this point, even their apology and admission of error would be a lie. The notion that this "... will cost to the news media its credibility, even with blue-state audiences ,"(emphasis added) is evidence enough of this, as if we are merely static repositories for their trash, especially those whose work keeps their fatuous selves living quite comfortably.