Conan's Expensive Goodbye: What's Wrong With This Picture? ...or How Blogging Means Occasionally Having to Say You're Sorry [UPDATED]

03/24/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • John Milewski Managing Editor and Host of Wilson Center ON DEMAND, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

What used to occupy this space was my post objecting to Conan O'Brien's spending NBC money on non-funny skits just to waste the network's cash. I went on about how unfortunate it was to do so at a time when others are soliciting donations for causes of critical need such as Haiti.

Well thanks to a combination of friends and Huffington Post readers, I now know that I missed the joke completely. It turns out, as everyone but me seemed to know, that Conan really wasn't spending the money. So the joke and yoke is clearly on me.

I think the right thing to do is to pull the post... which I've done... and to thank all of you that took the time to set me straight.

I also want to apologize for getting the facts wrong.

And now I can more fully enjoy tonight's "Tonight" finale. Give 'em Hell Conan. This time I'll get it.