PHIL CARTER'S OPED, missing in action this morning, is now up on the New York Times website, with a correction and an apology. (And the error corrected seems a bit, um, odd. Do editors usually do this? Not to my pieces.)
If you ask me, the whole episode is a tribute to the power of Tom Maguire.
UPDATE: Bill Quick has more thoughts on the Times' editorial slip:
The only thing you need to decipher this bit of self-aggrandizing code masquerading as a "correction" is to ask yourself, "An editor added these statements in quotes? Why? And they were supposed to be "removed" before the piece was printed? Why add the false quotes in the first place, then?