Los Angeles Times
Media Corrections

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.


LA Times Corrects Headline, Article on Palestinian Terrorism

Following a complaint from CAMERA, The Los Angeles Times amends a headline which grossly whitewashed Palestinian terrorism, depicting the perpetrators as victims. The paper also corrects that two, not one, Israeli civilians were stabbed Saturday.

LA Times Corrects Caption That Downplayed Har Nof Atrocity

An erroneous Los Angeles Times caption minimized Ghassan Abu Jamal's heinous 2014 crime as "attacking a religious school," ignoring his multiple murder victims in Har Nof. The amended caption notes he killed five Israelis in a Jerusalem synagogue.

Gaza Photo Controversy: Corrections and Lessons

Four months after Gaza-Israel fighting, media again backtrack on reports which had unequivocally blamed Israel for the death of a Palestinian child. The AP and Washington Post issue corrections on Omar Masharawi. The LA Times does not.

CAMERA Prompts LA Times Correction on Israeli Textbook

CAMERA staff prompt a Los Angeles Times correction today in an article which falsely attributed a positive example of depiction of the other to a Palestinian textbook when it in fact appears in an Israeli textbook.

CAMERA Prompts LA Times Correction: No Tents Removed

CAMERA staff have elicited a correction today at the Los Angeles Times on a report which erroneously stated that Israel removed 25 tents from a Palestinian protest camp. The tents were left untouched.

LA Times Is Latest to Correct Gaza Imports Error

Following earlier corrections by AP and the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times is the latest media outlet to correct the falsehood that Israel had not allowed building materials to enter Gaza in recent years.