You know the column. It's the one published in January in which Bates made a number of charges about the Tulsa World and its circulation figures. The World promptly sued and UTW soon retreated. So did Bates, but it took him a few weeks longer.
For the record, here's some of what UTW publisher Keith Skrzypczak wrote in his letter to readers in January:
We now understand that information in Michale D. Bates' column about the Tulsa World's circulation numbers and audits was incorrect.Not matter how you slice it, this wasn't exactly a ringing endorsement of Bates and his UTW column.
Further, Urban Tulsa Weekly has no reason to suspect or suggest that the Tulsa World's circulation figures were inflated. We regret and retract that suggestion.