Corrections

UK Media Watch prompts correction to Daily Mail “apartheid wall” caption


On June 7th, we posted on the following photo caption from a June 6th Daily Mail article about the ‘radical’ British graffiti artist known as Bansky:

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Original Daily Mail photo caption

We complained to Daily Mail editors, arguing that characterizing Israel’s security fence – erected in response to Palestinian suicide bombings during the Second Intifada – as an “apartheid wall” is an egregious distortion of the truth, and parrots the incendiary rhetoric of extremist anti-Israel activists.

Daily Mail editors replied to our complaint that same day, and agreed to correct the caption. The word “apartheid” was removed from the caption. 

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Revised Daily Mail photo caption

We thank the Daily Mail for the prompt correction.

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10 replies »

  1. Excellent work, Adam. The Daily Mail must have some rogue antisemitic sub-editor to have used the term “apartheid wall”. I hope they’ve sacked him/her.

  2. Every time I see that Banksy mural I wonder when I’ll see his humorous take on picking up the body parts after a Palestinian terrorist attack.

  3. If Banksy isn’t some sanctimonious hypocrite…And if he were to be serious then he needs to go to all these Islamic states where human rights are a sick joke…. and put his wonderful “visionary”drawings on to their walls…He would/should get a lot of inspiration from both the Hamas’s and the PLO’s human rights violations….This Guy is nothing but a Sham a Coward and a Hypocrite….