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UPDATED: CAMERA Elicits Washington Post Correction


July 16 update follows.

July 14–CAMERA prompted the following correction today concerning a July 12 article by John Ward Anderson which erroneously reported on Palestinian attacks on Israel:

Error (Washington Post, 7/12/04): The blast was the first Palestinian attack inside Israel since a double-suicide bombing March 14 at the seaport of Ashdod that killed 12 people, including the two attackers.

Correction (7/14/04): An article July 12 on a bombing in Tel Aviv misstated the date of the most recent previous Palestinian attack on Israeli territory. A rocket attack on June 28 killed a boy and a man in Sderot.

July 16 Update: San Francisco Chronicle Corrects

The San Francisco Chronicle, which had printed the Anderson article on July 12, corrected today:

A Washington Post story published Monday misstated the date and location of the most recent previous Palestinian attack inside Israel. A rocket attack on June 28 killed two Israelis in Sderot.

 Aug. 2 Update: Boston Globe, NPR Correct

The Boston Globe also ran the Anderson article. The following corrrection ran on July 30:

A Washington Post story on July 12 about a bomb attack that killed an Israeli woman at a Tel Aviv bus stop said it was the first Palestinian attack inside Israel since a double suicide bombing in Ashdod killed 12 people in March. On June 28, Palestinian militants fired homemade rockets from inside the Gaza Strip, killing an Israeli man and boy in the Israeli town of Sderot.

Also, in a July 11 newscast, National Public Radio's Craig Windham made the same error. CAMERA prompted the following correction which aired July 29:

On July 11th, our newscast described a bombing in Tel Aviv that day as the first “deadly attack” in Israel in four months. That was incorrect. A rocket fired on an Israeli community near the Gaza Strip killed two people on June 28th.

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