A reader writes in with an interesting point:

    Surprisingly bad work by the Washington Post this week on the Russian
    intelligence expert shooting: Yesterday they had this big story
    the lead story in the Metro section saying the guy had been robbed
    and then today they have a story low-down on B2 saying they were
    entirely wrong yesterday. They talked to “law enforcement sources”
    for yesterday’s story, but then the victim’s son called them after
    seeing the story and said he still had his dad’s wallet, that the
    shooters didn’t take it.

    What they didn’t think to call the family beforehand? It’s
    embarrassing reporting and the Post buried the apology/
    follow-up today.