A little research shows the actual facts are the opposite what Strobel and Landay claimed (and the evidence is available on McClatchy's own web site as well as the Obama campaign web site).
Wondering if and when a correction will be published, I sent an email to the parties involved to find out.
I sent the email to John Walcott (Washington bureau chief) plus the reporters, Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay. Here is the text:
I'll let you know the response.
Hello, will you be issuing a correction to your post-debate piece that wrongly said McCain mischaracterized Obama's initial response to the Russian invasion of Georgia?
You must know that McCain was right - The McClatchy web site (here http://washingtonbureau.typepad.com/election2008/2008/08/obama-condemns.html) and the Obama web site (here http://www.barackobama.com/2008/08/08/statement_from_barack_obama_on.php) are evidence McCain was right - and your published statement that McCain "mischaracterized" Obama's initial position is not true.
Several McClatchy newspapers carry discredited anti-McCain piece by Strobel and Landay, without corrections
McClatchy's Strobel and Landay busted in a lie -- and McClatchy's own web site provides the evidence