The rehabilitation of Paul Sheehan has begun.

Over the weekend, The Monthly and The Guardian appended a "correction" and "editor's note", respectively, to the bottom of Richard Cooke's extraordinary 4000-word takedown of Sheehan's career. The note relates to Cooke's coverage of an effusive 2003 piece Sheehan wrote on the"dangerous, double-edged allures of Krispy Kreme". The note states: