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.

 

UPDATED: CAMERA Staff, Members Prompt NPR Correction

CAMERA staff and members prompted an NPR correction concerning the extent of destruction incurred by the Jenin refugee camp in the 2002 Israeli operation.Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin discusses the error and correction on the network's Web site. A CAMERA staff member provided NPR with a European Union statistic from a United Nations report disproving McCarthy's claim that the camp had been "largely destroyed." Jeffrey Dvorkin's March 24 commentary follows:

CAMERA Obtains Correction on New York Times Letter

CAMERA prompted the following correction about a letter by Rhoda Shapiro of Encinitas, Calif., who erroneously claimed that Israel's military is the largest in the region. CAMERA applauds the Times' forthright willingness to correct a letter-to-the-editor.

CAMERA Obtains Correction at NPR

At CAMERA's urging, NPR corrected its inaccurate February 28 statement that an Israeli couple had been murdered near the "settlement of Meitar." The town of Meitar is located fully within Israel, just south of the Green Line.

Ray Hanania Responds to CAMERA Critique

Ray Hanania is a syndicated columnist whose articles regularly appear in the Chicago Daily Herald. CAMERA has frequently received complaints about the writer's work and has, on occasion, published critiques of it. Below is Mr. Hanania's response to a CAMERA critique:

CAMERA Obtains Correction at LA Times

CAMERA has obtained the following correction from the Los Angeles Times:

Jewish settlements - An article in Saturday's Section A about the Israeli foreign minister's visit to Washington misstated a commitment Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made at a June summit in Aqaba, Jordan. Sharon agreed to dismantle some illegal outposts of Jewish settlements; he did not agree to begin dismantling settlements themselves.

Dissembling Demolitions

Why do photo services feature images of forlorn Palestinian children scampering across rubble if the structures were uninhabited?