Salon retracts 2005 story linking vaccines and autism has retracted the flawed 2005 expose—co-published by that website and Rolling Stone magazine—which incorrectly linked autism to the vaccine preservative thimerosal. In fact, as Chris Mooney points out, Rolling Stone already removed the story from their online archive, but without mentioning the retraction publicly. Kudos to Salon for trying to make a serious correction like this as public as the original mistake. Worth noting: Salon's ongoing reporting on autism is much better, and interesting.