Mr. Richard Stengel
Managing Editor
Time Magazine
Time & Life Building
Rockefeller Center
1271 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Dear Mr. Stengel:

Congratulations on your appointment as Time’s new managing editor. One of the first things you should do is investigate the Duffy/Burger story, posted on April 12, that quoted national intelligence director John Negroponte as confirming the existence of CIA “secret prisons.” Negroponte’s office says he never uttered those words during the interview, and a transcript shows those words were never spoken by him. Time magazine put words in his mouth that he never said! You have an obligation to set the record straight, issue a correction, and apologize.