After contact from CAMERA, The Washington Post has issued print and online corrections to a false claim in a March 27, 2017 commentary.
The Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics insists that a newspaper must "make certain that headlines ... do not misrepresent. They should not oversimplify or highlight incidents out of context." Misrepresent, however, is precisely what a headline assigned by the Patriot Ledger to an Aug. 3 column by Richard Cohen does.
A few days after Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wrote on July 18 that Israel is a "mistake" because "the idea of creating a nation of European Jews in an area of Arab Muslims (and some Christians) has produced a century of warfare and terrorism," the newspaper published CAMERA's response.
Washington Post syndicated columnist Richard Cohen asserts in his July 18 commentary "Hunker Down With History" that "Israel itself is a mistake." Historical ignorance and an appeasement mentality underlie such an assertion.