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.

 

In New York Times Israel Coverage, Anything Goes

A photo caption misidentifies a billboard showing the Prime Minister alongside far-right politicians as "a campaign ad for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies." In fact, it's an ad for the competing Blue and White party, keen to paint Netanyahu as a close ally of extremists.

In Rafi Eitan Obit, New York Times Casts Unproven Uranium Allegation As Fact

Foreign Policy labeled the disappearance of enriched uranium decades ago from a Pennsylvania facility "one of the most confounding puzzles of the nuclear era" despite investigations involving CIA, Congress, FBI and others. But The New York Times states as fact: Rafi Eitan played an important role. UPDATE: Times corrects: "that allegation was never proved."

New York Times Op-Eds Err on Israeli Circumcisions

The New York Times Op-Ed department has repeatedly erred on Israeli circumcisions, erroneously claiming that the Jewish brit milah ceremony falls under the control of Israel's Orthodox Rabbinate.

NYT Bolsters Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitic Rhetoric in AIPAC Article

March 13 Update: Error corrected. The partisan reporting of the New York Times continues to play a role in the mainstreaming of anti-Semitism by progressive Democrats. Congressional reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg, in particular, has bolstered Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic rhetoric, twisting the facts and misrepresenting AIPAC.

Reuters Corrects Inflated Gaza Refugees Figure

CAMERA prompts correction of a Reuters article which erroneously reported that "nearly all" of Gaza's residents are 1948 refugees or their descendants. In fact, that figure is closer to 70 percent.