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.
For the second time this year, Haaretz's English edition corrects about Samir Kuntar. A translation error resulted in the absurd claim that the Lebanese terrorist was "rearrested" following his release in a prisoner swap.
Arabic-speaking journalists display a particular penchant for misidentifying Tel Aviv as Israel's capital, leading to patently absurd formulations including “Tel Aviv considers all of Jerusalem its capital” and "Tel Aviv's anthem."
CAMERA's Israel office yesterday prompted correction of multiple captions which misidentified deputy state prosecutor Liat Ben Ari, who is prosecutor in the corruption trial against Prime Minister Netanyahu, as a "plaintiff."
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.
A deeply tendentious Media Line news article, depicting a suspected car-ramming attack as a "Palestinian mistake," conjured up non-existent video footage which supposedly shows the driver was left to bleed to death for half an hour.
CAMERA prompts improvement of a JTA article which had whitewashed Glenn Greenwald's antisemitic rhetoric, stating only that he "has openly criticized Israel and its political leadership." In fact, he also repeatedly peddled antisemitic tropes, targeting American Jews.
CAMERA prompted correction of a Times of Israel article which erroneously reported that the Palestinian Ministry of Health is responsible for eastern Jerusalem. According to the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority may not engage in activity in Jerusalem.