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.

 

AP Corrects Erroneous Description of UN Resolution 242

CAMERA staff prompted a correction at the Associated Press, after the wire service again misreported the details of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242. The amended language makes clear the differences between the actual wording of 242 and the "Arab interpretation" of the resolution.

CAMERA Prompts International Herald Tribune Correction on ‘Palestine’

CAMERA staff prompted the following correction at the International Herald Tribune, clarifying that that Mahmoud Abbas is the president of the Palestinian Authority, not "Palestine." This correction is an important reminder that "Palestine" is not currently a political entity, a fact that is often overlooked by many European media outlets

BBC Admits to Mistakes, Apologizes

The BBC has admitted on Feb. 17, 2005 to airing an unsubstantiated allegation against Israel without fact checking it, and has apologized.

Time’s Tony Karon Rewrites U.N. Resolution 242

Time.com senior editor Tony Karon wrongly suggests that U.N. Resolution 242 calls on Israel to withdraw to its 1967 boundaries. He cites the view of the Arab world and the "international community" to make his case, but ignores the explicit words of the resolution's drafters.

AP is 1 for 2 on Paul Garwood Corrections

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 Obtains NYT/IHT Correction on Palestinian Refugees

CAMERA obtained corrections in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune regarding a Dec. 16, 2004 news analysis by Neil MacFarquhar which grossly inflated the number of Palestinian refugees inhabiting refugee camps since 1948.

The NPR Switch

NPR reporters are once again routinely misrepresenting the statements of Israeli spokesmen, inserting the term "militant" where the speaker has actually said "terrorist."