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The New York Times published a scathing editorial yesterday in the wake of the N.S.A. phone surveillance scandal titled “President Obama’s Dragnet.” It declared, conclusively: “The administration has now lost all credibility.”

Since then, however, the editorial, which appears in today’s paper, has been tweaked. “The administration has now lost all credibility on this issue,” the line now reads (emphasis ours), with additional sentences related to new reports published by The Guardian, which broke the news of the domestic surveillance, and The Washington Post.

“The change was for clarity’s sake,” said Andrew Rosenthal, the Times editorial page editor, in a statement. “It was clear from the context of the editorial that the issue of credibility related to this subject and the final edit of the piece strengthened that point.” [New York Times/Huffington Post]

In other news:

Glenn Greenwald, the man who unearthed President Obama’s secret domestic surveillance program this week, lives mostly in Brazil with his partner, who can’t gain access to the United States as the country doesn’t accept same-sex marriage as a reason for residency. Before he published those Guardian articles this week, he had his computer encrypted. [New York Times]

A seemingly contrite Glenn Beck regrets that his ideas may have caused ideological schisms in the country. “For any role that I have played in dividing, I wish I can take them back,” he said yesterday in a speech that featured props like “a Nazi-era German school manual, a napkin said to contain bloodstains from Hitler, a copy of the Koran.” [AP]

Have you seen Time magazine’s new cover, designed by the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei? On Morning Joe yesterday, Time managing editor Richard Stengel said: “I actually think it’s the most beautiful cover we’ve ever done in our history.” [Huffington Post]

Photographers in Chicago are protesting massive lay-offs at the Sun-Times, which recently decided to rely more on reporters for video and photos. [Crain’s Chicago Business]

Was Matt Drudge right about the Internet? [Washington Post]