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.
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.
Like an unshakeable addiction, the impulse of mainstream journalists to conceal the terror affiliations of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops remains a persistent feature of reporting at major news outlets. Most recently, Islamic Jihad and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades fighters get a pass at AP and The New York Times.
After twice this year failing to correct false references to Jesus as either Palestinian or living in Palestine, The New York Times has finally come through with a stealth correction after an additional item falsely stated that the revered figure lived in Palestine.
UPDATE: CAMERA prompts an Editor's Note after The New York Times falsely reported that Gaza's fishing industry is collapsing under the Israeli blockade, ignoring official Palestinian data showing that the catch has more than doubled in the last 15 years.
Several hours after Tiran Fero's family reported that Palestinian gunmen killed the Israeli Druze high schooler by unhooking his ventilator in a Jenin hospital, leading media outlets continued to ignore their account. And then CAMERA stepped in.
The Western media has increasingly abetted Palestinian propaganda efforts to erase the Jewish claim to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Far too many journalists today accept the historic revisionism and political falsehoods put out by Palestinian activists and leaders and promote it with their own jargon and linguistic tricks.