Media Corrections

Accuracy and accountability are among the most important tenets of journalism. In combination, they mean media organizations are expected to publish or broadcast forthright corrections after sharing inaccurate information. The following corrections are among the many prompted by CAMERA’s communication with reporters and editors.

 

CAMERA Prompts Improved AP Coverage of Palestinian Destruction of Fuel Line

An Associated Press article yesterday stated that vandals destroyed the fuel terminal at Israel's only cargo crossing into Gaza, initially leaving out that the culprits were Gazans, reportedly acting on Hamas instructions. AP responds positively to CAMERA's request to identify those responsible as Palestinian.

Reuters Fixes Language on 1948 Palestinian Refugees, LA Times Doesn’t

Yesterday The Los Angeles Times and Reuters both departed from their usual language which acknowledges that among the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced in 1948, some fled and some were driven out. While Reuters has updated, The Times has yet to address its misleading passage which noted only those who were driven out, ignoring the majority who fled of their own accord, often at their leaders' behest.

CAMERA Prompts NY Times Update on US Embassy Location

Following communication by CAMERA, the New York Times updated its piece to note that the new embassy isn't partially in east Jerusalem, but rather what was called "No Man's Land," which separated the western and eastern sectors of the city.

Presspectiva Prompts Haaretz Correction of Fake Netanyahu Quote

CAMERA's Presspectiva calls out Haaretz for an Odeh Bisharat Op-Ed which falsely claimed that PM Netanyahu said he saw British soldiers as a child, although they departed one year before he was born. Haaretz removes the falsehood from both the Hebrew and English editions.