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.

 

Deadly Standards: Bloody Days in Jenin Vs. Tel Aviv

AP highlights the fatal shooting of four Palestinian gunmen attacking Israeli troops as a "deadliest episode," even as the news agency downplays the fatalities' violence and terror affiliations. But the murder of three Israelis sitting in a Tel Aviv bar? Until CAMERA intervened, the only thing the wire service found deadly about that incident was the cops' killing of the Palestinian gunman "who attacked a bar."

Iran and Reuters: Inhabiting the Nuclear and Journalistic Abyss

UPDATE: After originally casting Iranian threats to annihilate Israel as nothing more than an Israeli claim, and ignoring the deep skepticism of IAEA and Western powers about a peaceful Iranian nuclear program, Reuters steps back from the journalistic abyss, rectifying the article's initial egregious shortcomings.

AP’s War on Truthful Coverage: Remaking Islamic Jihad’s Salama Abed

By withholding the essential "detail" that Islamic Jihad claimed Salama Abed as one of its commanders, AP advances the false narrative of "war on Gaza," as opposed to war on a terror organization. UPDATE: In response to CAMERA's persistent communication, AP adds that Abed belonged to Islamic Jihad.

UPDATED: The Media Erodes the Jewish Claim to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

The Western media has increasingly abetted Palestinian propaganda efforts to erase the Jewish claim to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Far too many journalists today accept the historic revisionism and political falsehoods put out by Palestinian activists and leaders and promote it with their own jargon and linguistic tricks.

AP Touches Up Bio For “Our Heroic Martyr”

Islamic Jihad claimed Dherar al-Kafrini, killed during an Israeli arrest raid in Jenin, as "our heroic martyr." For Associated Press, that makes the young terrorist a prime candidate for a biographical touch up. 

Reuters Crams Gaza Residents into Refugee Camps

UPDATED: Reuters commendably corrects after erroneously reporting that most residents of the Gaza Strip live in refugee camps. According to the UN, around 25 percent reside in refugee camps.