Following communication from CAMERA staff, Los Angeles Times
today correct a letter
to the editor which argued that the Federal Aviation Administration's temporary ban of flights to Tel Aviv was justified, based partially on the false that former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew a private jet to Israel. In fact, Bloomberg took a commercial El Al flight to Tel Aviv to protest the FAA ban.
As noted in our Snapshots
blog yesterday, Jean-Claude Demirdjian erred:
Although Netanyahu believes that the rocket that landed near Ben Gurion International Airport does not make the airport unsafe, he should know that the U.S. Air Force planes that transport Secretary of State John Kerry, contrary to passenger airliners, are equipped with anti-missile defenses. And former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was willing to take a calculated risk by flying in his own plane to Israel. (Emphasis added.)
The Times' commendable, timely correction appears in print and online today. The following correction appears online right in the middle of the erroneous original letter.
For additional Los Angeles Times
corrections prompted by CAMERA, please see here