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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.

 

NPR Corrects: UN Resolution 242 Does Not Call For Jerusalem Withdrawal

CAMERA prompts correction of an NPR article which erroneously stated that UN Resolution 242 calls for an Israeli withdrawal from eastern Jerusalem. In fact, the resolution doesn't mention Jerusalem, and does not specify from which and how much territory Israel must withdraw.

Updated: NPR Broadcasts Gaza Import Correction

After initially issuing only an online clarification regarding an "All Things Considered" broadcast which erred about the import of building materials into Gaza, NPR agreed with CAMERA that an on-air correction was needed. The follow-up was immediate.

CAMERA Prompts NPR Correction on Hezbollah Rockets

CAMERA staff prompted a correction at National Public Radio yesterday, following an earlier "All Things Considered" report which falsely stated that Hezbollah fired rockets at Israel only after Israel hit Lebanon with airstrikes last summer.

NPR Corrects Error in Gaza Story

National Public Radio erroneously reported recent rocket attack victims were "Israeli soldiers" when they were, in fact, civilian residents of Sderot, including Oshri Oz above.

The NPR Switch

NPR reporters are once again routinely misrepresenting the statements of Israeli spokesmen, inserting the term "militant" where the speaker has actually said "terrorist."

CAMERA Obtains NPR Correction on UN Vote

CAMERA prompted the following correction on a July 21 newscast by NPR's Carl Kasell, who erroneously reported that the U.N. vote against Israel's West Bank barrier was unanimous.

Two NPR Corrections in Two Days

CAMERA prompted two NPR corrections, airing Sunday and Monday. The first corrected Linda Gradstein's false attribution of a reference about Palestinian "militants" to the Israeli army when the army had used the word "terrorists." (The softening of language is a recurring problem at NPR.) The second corrected Bob Edwards' wildly inflated figure for Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war.

UPDATED: CAMERA Staff, Members Prompt NPR Correction

CAMERA staff and members prompted an NPR correction concerning the extent of destruction incurred by the Jenin refugee camp in the 2002 Israeli operation.Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin discusses the error and correction on the network's Web site. A CAMERA staff member provided NPR with a European Union statistic from a United Nations report disproving McCarthy's claim that the camp had been "largely destroyed." Jeffrey Dvorkin's March 24 commentary follows: