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.

 

CAMERA Prompts AP Correction on Temple Mount Visit

In response to CAMERA's communication with Associated Press editors, the wire service today corrected an error and a misrepresentation about Ariel Sharon's September 2000 visit to the Temple Mount. The original and updated, improved versions follow:

CAMERA Prompts Philadelphia Inquirer and New London Day Corrections

After a news report in the Philadelphia Inquirer wrongly claimed that Gaza has been surrounded by a fence since 1967 and the New London Day published an op-ed falsely charging Israeli troops with killing Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, CAMERA alerted the newspapers to the errors and prompted them to publish corrections.

Updated: Letters and Limitations

Letters with provocative ideas that threaten the status quo may be inflammatory, but thay are an entirely appropriate part of civil discourse. Such ideas should–and will–be published as letters to the editor in mainstream papers. There is, however, a line that most decent publications understand should not be crossed.

Updated: AFP Corrects Misinformation on Al Aksa Arson

An egregious error in a June 28, 2005 Agence France Presse (AFP) story has been corrected. The report initially claimed that a 1969 arson attempt at the Al Aksa mosque was carried out by "Jewish hardliners," when in fact it was carried out by an Australian Protestant.

CAMERA Prompts Corrected AP Article

An AP article on Friday by Ali Daraghmeh misreported Israel's criteria for releasing Palestinian prisoners as stricter than they actually were. CAMERA staff intervened that day, leading to a corrected, updated version which was sent out to newspapers around the world. The error and corrected version follow:

CAMERA Prompts New York Times Correction

CAMERA staff elicited the following New York Times correction today regarding an article Friday which inaccurately stated that President Bush called on Israel to halt construction of the West Bank barrier in "Palestinian territory":

AP Removes ‘Palestine’ Reference

At CAMERA's urging, the Associated Press today removed an incorrect reference to the West Bank and Gaza as "Palestine." The original version and the updated, corrected version follow: