CAMERA Prompts NPR Correction: Scrolls Found in Israel

After a segment on NPR’s Here and Now misplaced the location of a rare archeological find, CAMERA secured a correction from the program. 

Both on-the-air and in print, Here and Now claimed that the Cave of Horror, in which new fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls were found earlier this year, is located in the West Bank.

After CAMERA corresponded with editors at WBUR, which produces the program with NPR, the story was updated and a correction was appended to the online story. The correction reads, “Correction: The Dead Sea Scroll fragments were found in Israel, not in the West Bank. We regret the error.” 

NPR has yet to broadcast a correction on the air, for listeners who were misinformed while listening to Here and Now. 

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