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.
Following contact from CAMERA, the Washington Post corrected a news report claiming that PLO official Saeb Erekat was born in Jericho. But as CAMERA pointed out to Post staff, Erekat has a history of lying about both his own origins and those of Palestinian Arabs.
A deeply tendentious Media Line news article, depicting a suspected car-ramming attack as a "Palestinian mistake," conjured up non-existent video footage which supposedly shows the driver was left to bleed to death for half an hour.
CAMERA prompts improvement of a JTA article which had whitewashed Glenn Greenwald's antisemitic rhetoric, stating only that he "has openly criticized Israel and its political leadership." In fact, he also repeatedly peddled antisemitic tropes, targeting American Jews.
CAMERA prompted correction of a Times of Israel article which erroneously reported that the Palestinian Ministry of Health is responsible for eastern Jerusalem. According to the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority may not engage in activity in Jerusalem.
In response to communication from CAMERA, Voice of America deletes a video which grossly overstated the number of refugees in the Gaza Strip suffering from poverty and unemployment. The June 12 VOA Extremism Watch video cited five million refugees facing these difficulties, more than double the territory's entire population.
CAMERA prompts correction of multiple photo captions after the German news agency erroneously referred to disputed West Bank land where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes to extend sovereignty as "Palestinian territories."
CAMERA prompts correction after CNN erroneously reported that "dozens" of bipartisan U.S. lawmakers signed letters to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing their opposition to a potential International Criminal Court investigation of Israel. In fact, more than 300 members of the House and Senate signed.
After CAMERA protested Vice News' false designation of "Jaffa, Palestine," editors made the YouTube video unavailable. Following further CAMERA follow up, editors also commendably removed the video with the blatant geographic error from Twitter and Facebook.