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.
UPDATE: Reuters corrects a video which falsely reported that Israel has ordered the evacuation of over one million Palestinians in Rafah southward. Any evacuation of Palestinians in Rafah further south would mean evacuation into Egypt, and Israel has absolutely not ordered the evacuation of Palestinians onto Egyptian territory.
CAMERA prompts correction of an English-language AFP article which erroneously reported that all of the Palestinian refugees from 1948 were forcibly displaced from their homes. In fact, the vast majority fled, often at the urging of their own leaders.
Haaretz's English edition amends an article which had failed to identify Palestinian gunmen as responsible for the fatal West Bank shootings of east Jerusalem Arabs, leaving readers to wrongly assume that Israeli settlers were the culprits.
Following last week's New York Times correction of Megan Stack's Op-Ed falsely quoting Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant calling for the annihilation of the Gaza Strip, CAMERA has prompted additional corrections at NPR, Salt Lake Tribune and The Telegraph (London).
Haaretz amends after falsely reporting that Netanyahu's statements about the possibility of deporting Hamas leadership applied to Gaza residents, a fallacious claim which provided tailwind to South Africa's unfounded genocide charge.
AFP improves coverage after initially demoting terror commanders killed alongside Salah Al-Arouri to "bodyguards" and omitting the Hamas deputy's second claim to infamy: founding the terror organization's military wing.
The deletion of the telling "occupation forces" slip-up can't conceal the writers' devotion to serving as obedient Hamas mouthpieces. When it comes to Hamas talking points, buzzing flies prove dead bodies. But when it comes to Israeli claims, even weapons can't prove weapons.
The Washington Post belatedly corrects on an inaccurate claim meant to make the IDF's bombing campaign in Gaza look disproportionate. It turns out that relying on a collector of Nazi memorabilia, whose history of anti-Israel bias is a matter of public record, was a poor decision.