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.
April 27 UPDATE: Months after MSNBC declined to immediately make clear that Israel does not burn Palestinian villages, Rep. Ro Khanna appeared on Mehdi Hasan's show and commendably stated: "I vehemently correct that." The incorrigible Hasan took the opportunity to further smear Israel.
Apparently emboldened by MSNBC's failure to broadcast a clarification debunking the grotesque falsehood that Israel is burning down Palestinian villages, host Mehdi Hasan moves on to a new libel: an Israeli sniper targeted a Palestinian child.
After communication with CAMERA, Insider corrected language that asserted as a matter-of-fact that the Gaza Strip is "Israeli-occupied" territory. The new language is an improvement, but still fails to note that many legal scholars view the territory as being no longer occupied following Israel's full withdrawal from the territory.
CAMERA prompts correction of an NBC story which erroneously stated that newly uncovered Dead Sea Scrolls had been found in the West Bank. In fact, they were found within Israel's pre-1967 armistice line, or "Green Line."
CAMERA prompts corrections at Business Insider, along with Israeli media outlets Times of Israel and i24 News, which had erroneously reported that Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit determined that a planned pre-election visit to Israel by Pfizer's Albert Bourla would constitute prohibited election propaganda.
CAMERA Arabic prompts correction of an i-24 Arabic report which erroneously stated that Ahlam Tamimi was merely "accused" of participating in the Sbarro bombing. In fact, she was convicted and also boasts of her role in the deadly 2001 terror attack.