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Los Angeles Times Corrects 'Palestine' Terminology


For at least the sixth time in over a decade, CAMERA has prompted a correction in The Los Angeles Times regarding inaccurate "Palestine" terminology. In the most recent instance, a June 22 calendar article ("Roger Waters is up for any backlash from anti-Trump commentary in his new album and tour") had referred to "tensions between Israel and Palestine."
 
 
Editors agreed with CAMERA that the article should have referred to tensions with the "Palestinian Authority" or "Palestinians," as opposed to tensions with Palestine. The following correction appears in today's print edition on page 4:

Roger Waters: An article in the June 22 Calendar section about Roger Waters' new album said Waters supports Palestinians' rights but incorrectly referred to tensions between Israel and Palestine. It should have said tensions between the Israeli government and the Palestinians.

The digital article has yet to be corrected. CAMERA has previously prompted numerous Los Angeles Times corrections on references to Palestine relating to Israel, the West Bank or Gaza post 1948. Some of the corrections are:
 
"Gerald A. Larue: In the Sept. 22 LATExtra section, the obituary of USC religious scholar Gerald A. Larue referred to archaeological digs in Palestine. The digs occurred in Israel and the West Bank." (Sept. 22, 2014)
"Carter speech: An article in Friday's California section included a subhead saying former President Carter urged students to travel to Palestine. The area referred to is the Palestinian territories." (May 5, 2007)
"Istanbul Biennial -- An article in the Dec. 11 Calendar section about an international art exhibition included Palestine in a list of nations from which artists had contributed works. It should have said the Palestinian territories." (Dec. 23, 2005)
"Bail bonds investigation–An article in the California section Sunday about the arrest of American Liberty Bail Bonds owner Adnan 'Dan' Yousef and members of his family reported that they had ties to Palestine. The reference should have been to the Palestinians territories." (Sept. 29, 2004)
"Palestinian film–Articles about Palm Springs International Film Festival that ran in Calendar on Dec. 20 and Jan. 8 referred to the movie 'Divine Intervention' as coming from Palestine. They should have said the Palestinian territories." (Jan. 13, 2004)
For additional Los Angeles Times corrections prompted by CAMERA, please see here.
 
July 2 Update: Los Angeles Times Posts Corrects Online Article
 
The original text on the online version of the June 22 article remains unchanged, editors did commendably post a correction at the very top of the article. (See screen capture below.)
 


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