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.
CAMERA's video shows footage of Alareer's classroom incitement. As a result of our research and outreach to New York Times editors, the newspaper published an editors' note effectively retracting their piece on the bigoted bridge-builder.
CAMERA prompts correction of a New York Times story referring to the Western Wall as "the last remaining part of an ancient Jewish temple that was destroyed in antiquity." The wall was a retaining wall of the Temple Mount, not part of the Temple itself, and is one of many surviving remains of the complex.
The New York Times tells readers that Refaat Alareer, a professor who who incessantly dehumanizes "Zios" on Twitter, is a different man in the classroom, teaching students to appreciate Israeli poetry and, through, that, to humanize Israelis. This, though, is pure fiction. (Updated with information on newspaper's Editors' Note)
In the latest blow to The Times' expired identity, the former Paper of Record refuses to set the facts straight on Jewish sovereignty in ancient Israel. The longest period of Jewish rule extended beyond three centuries, not 80 years.
With Abbas' cancellation of elections on the pretext that Israel has not said it will permit voting in eastern Jerusalem, some reports mislead on Israel's Oslo-mandated responsibilities concerning Palestinian elections. As for Palestinian electoral responsibilities under Oslo, those simply aren't on the radar.