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 San Francisco Chronicle published an abridged version of a New York Times article about a Palestinian teenage bomber, including material that gives the impression of an Israeli military that is callous and unfeeling toward a young boy, and omitting all the portions that deal with Palestinian culpability.
Friedman admits he was wrong, sort of, about Israel's release of Palestinian prisoners during the tenure of Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas. But he maintains that Sharon was responsible for Abbas's resignation, a claim which Abbas himself refuted this week.
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 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.