CNN could have really helped its brand by saying, "We regret that our initial report, which was accurate in specific content, was stated in such a way that some misunderstood it, and we are sorry that we did not make clear immediately that Dr. Carson was not suspending his campaign."
The first Amendment does not make journalists arbitrators of the truth. I am addicted to the old real CNN.
In many situations, particularly legal shows, people swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
If any organization should know that the early reports prove later to be wrong, it is CNN.
CNN is not without sin.