Washington Post
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.

 

CAMERA Prompts Washington Post Correction on Failed Peace Talks

CAMERA staff prompted a Washington Post correction for a news article which inaccurately blamed "Israeli intransigence" for the breakdown of President Obama's efforts to facilitate Israeli-Palestinian talks. The error and correction follow:

Washington Post Also Corrects “Jewish-Only Roads” Falsehood

The Washington Post joined others in correcting the false statement that Israel has a "practice of reserving some roads for Jews." Roads are "open to all Israeli citizens and to other nationals, regardless of religious background," the Post clarified.

Washington Post Corrects Error About Gilo

A correction in the July 16 edition of the Washington Post addressed the designation of Gilo as a "Jewish settlement." It was the second of two corrections that the Washington Post made in that article in response to CAMERA's request.

CAMERA Prompts Washington Post Correction

CAMERA staff prompted the following correction Thursday in the Washington Post regarding an opinion piece which vastly inflated the number of Palestinians living in Gaza refugee camps:

WASHINGTON POST-WATCH: Stand Corrected

So when is a correction not a correction? Often, when it's a Washington Post attempt to remedy a mistake in the paper's Arab-Israeli coverage.

UPDATED: CAMERA Elicits Washington Post Correction

CAMERA prompted the following correction concerning a July 12 article by John Ward Anderson which erroneously reported on Palestinian attacks on Israel. The San Francisco Chronicle and the Boston Globe later ran the correction. NPR also corrected the same error. 

CAMERA Obtains Correction at the Washington Post

A letter from CAMERA to the Washington Post prompted a correction on an article which vastly overstated the number of Palestinian refugees. Today's correction is similar to a New York Times correction two days ago which CAMERA also elicited.