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 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.
A recent Religion News Service (RNS) dispatch noted criticism, including from several members of the U.S. Congress from New York, of Sunrise D.C.'s decision to exclude Jewish groups. Yet RNS's wording implied that all of the congressional critics were Jewish. Following contact from CAMERA, RNS promptly corrected.
A June 13, 2021 Washington Post report claimed that there hasn't been a bus bombing by Palestinian terrorists in a decade. Yet, as CAMERA pointed out to Post staff, this isn't true. Following contact from CAMERA, the Post commendably corrected the report.
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.
In April, with the global battle to contain the spread of Covid-19 in full swing, CAMERA elicited a record 27 corrections in a variety of news outlets: from major media including The New York Times, Associated Press and NBC, to non-Western and alternative news sources.
An April 15, 2020 Washington Post op-ed by an anti-Israel activist implied that Israel doesn't allow in medical supplies to Hamas-ruled Gaza. Following contact from CAMERA, The Post changed the wording to acknowledge that Israel does allow medical supplies.