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 Associated Press may be bucking a recent trend of failing to correct factual errors. As a result of CAMERA's communication today with a senior editor regarding two errors in a Paul Garwood article, AP corrected a statistic on U.S. aid to Egypt. One other error still stands.
CAMERA obtained a correction in the San Diego Union-Tribune regarding a Nov. 28, 2004 commentary by Khalid Turaani in which he erroneously asserted that refugee camps in the Gaza Strip are the world's most densely populated places.
The Daily Herald (Chicago area) published a tribute heaping praise on prominent individuals who passed away in the last year, among them Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin and Palestinian terrorist Abu Abbas. A CAMERA member contacted editors and elicited a thorough printed apology. Below are his letter, the editor's response, the subsequent published editor's note, and an open letter from the editor.