Associated Press calls Jerusalem ‘Israel’s capital’; quickly issues correction: ‘self-declared capital’

What was the Associated Press’ terrible, no-good mistake in that tweet that required a correction?

That’s right: Jerusalem is Israel’s “self-declared capital,” according to the AP. Guess that’s a step up from the BBC which won’t recognize Jerusalem as the capital at all.

As of 10:40 a.m. ET, the Associated Press article linked in that tweet still refers to Jerusalem as “Israel’s capital.” But evidently, the news organization developed new standards for Twitter after coming under criticism from UN boosters.

Update:

As of 11:00 a.m. ET, the Associated Press article refers to Jerusalem as “Israel’s self-declared capital.”

Shameful.

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