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.

 

“Jewish Only Road” Falsehood Corrected

After wrongly referring to "Israel's practice of reserving some roads for Jews," the AP corrected its wording. But not before one newspaper published the erroneous language.

Washington Post Corrects Error About Gilo

A correction in the July 16 edition of the Washington Post addressed the designation of Gilo as a "Jewish settlement." It was the second of two corrections that the Washington Post made in that article in response to CAMERA's request.

CAMERA Staff Prompts Correction on AP Photo Caption

As a result of CAMERA's correspondence with AP, the wire service corrects a photo caption which falsely stated that a Palestinian protester has "passed out" from tear gas fired by Israeli troops.

Chicago Tribune Corrects Misquote by UCSD’s Gary Fields

Gary Fields, an associate professor of communications at UC San Diego, "could not confirm the origin" of a quote he used to demonize Israel in the Tribune. That's because the quote, which was recently corrected by the New York Times and International Herald Tribune, is fabricated.

Wall Street Journal Corrects on U.N. Truck Incident

The Journal initially relayed a United Nations claim that Israel fired on and killed a UN worker without pointing out that an Israeli investigation showed otherwise. The newspaper commendably corrected this error of omission.

CAMERA Prompts Correction on Hamas Op-Ed in LA Times

CAMERA staff elicited a correction on a Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by top Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzook. The error and today's correction, concerning the number of Israelis killed by Palestinians during the lull, follow: