Tate (a gawker journalist) was forced to issue an update with the correction, but tried to explain that he was still right to write his story. Or something. It doesn’t really matter. What matters is that the story generated 35,000 pageviews. Facts be damned! Success!
As for the difference between ‘official’ blogs and ‘personal’ blogs, no one beats MG Siegler. This is a masterpiece from his personal blog.