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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001051165386 Mia Cav

    Dear AP: according to http://www.capital-of.com/Israel/ “The Capital City of Israel (officially named State of Israel) is the city of Jerusalem. The population of Jerusalem in the year 2008 was 7,282,000.” Stand up for facts for a change!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Mia, The AP’s motto is not “Stand up for facts for a change.”

      It’s “Look Away While We Change The Facts.”

  • Liberal Hater

    Pathetic.

  • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

    Wow. What is wrong with these people? AP, BBC trying to spin reality?

    Oh, darn. Apparently that is the media’s self-declared job.

  • $30423294

    Wouldn’t you love to see the threatening e-mail that prompted this immoral act of cowardice?

  • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

    So now the UN and the “rest of us” get to decide a country’s capital? Interesting… What else do the UN and the “rest of us” get to decide? Who put the UN and the “rest of us” in charge? And who, exactly, is the “rest of us”? Because Jerusalem IS the capital of Israel. I must not belong to the “rest of us”.

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      @GreenEyedGal:

      I’m all for declaring Capitols!

      Let’see…
      The capitol of Iran is Berlin.
      The capitol of G.B. is BackCity, Tasmania.
      The capitol of Palestine is None Existent.

      Gee! That was Fun!

      Now that The Jug-Eared Jackass has been re-elected, even after making sure that Israel is surrounded by active enemies, they feel comfortable not so assiduously protecting the pretence of only mild disdain towards Israel.

      They’ll care let the mask of hatred slip in a “wink-wink, nudge-nudge” matter. They think that all the world is on their side— including all the little Dingleberries in the U.S. who voted for the Head Fruit. And now, because of the election, they are convinced the wish they’ve held so long in their hearts has come true, the bulk of us have turned our backs, too!

      So they’ll continue the childish “inside joke” thinly veiled cheapshots because it feeds their feeling of “smartest-person-in-the-room” self-superiority.

      I’ve heard that U.S. Jews voted overwhelmingly for Der Dingleberry. I feel sorrow for their Israeli brethren so putting a MB sympathizer back incharge of the U.S.

      How they couldn’t see what The Mighty Moron™ has already done— including allowing ImANutJob the time he needs to make nukes both by not doing anything and by making it clear the U.S. would shoot down Israeli planes on that mission— I have no idea.

      Unfortunately by time it becomes so clear even those self-destructive ones can see it, it will be much too late… if not already so.

  • shortstack5

    Since when do other countries get to decide what city is the capital of a sovereign nation??? If Israel says its capital is Jerusalem, then it is Jerusalem. What the hell is wrong with people???

  • DianaRae_FL

    We need to get out of the UN.

    • MoxieLouise

      You said it!!!

  • TocksNedlog

    Don’t you just HATE it when a sovereign nation has the AUDACITY to choose its own capital city?!

  • MoxieLouise

    Now, now…you know AP was just following the wishes of their Dear Leader (and I’m not referring to the editor).

    • Back 4 More

      You mean Larry Cohen?

  • Right Wired

    AP = Always Pathetic and unaccountable.

  • TexSizzle

    Every time we refer to the capital of any country, state, or province, or county/parish seat of any county or parish, we need to refer to it as the “self-declared” capital / seat of said geographic unit. Follow Rush’s dictum of demonstrating absurdity by being absurd.

  • TexSizzle

    Every time we refer to the capital of any country, state, or province, or county/parish seat of any county or parish, we need to refer to it as the “self-declared” capital / seat of said geographic unit. Follow Rush’s dictum of demonstrating absurdity by being absurd.

  • https://twitter.com/SheilaDunn Sheila Daigneault

    CNN did the same thing. So, does this mean they are also denying Israel’s existence? How and when did the liberals become so anti-Semitic? I missed something along the way.

  • Back 4 More

    When the UN created Israel in 48 the Israelis chose Tel Aviv as their capital but I don’t see why that means they can’t change it if they want to. We changed the location of our captal. It was in Philly for a year before it moved to DC. The issue that comes into play is the fact that the Palestinians feel this is an attempt by the Israelis to push them farther away from what they were told was to be shared land. If Mexico decides they want their capital to be Dallas does that make it a reality? Seeing as how the AP is an almost entirely Jewish orginization I don’t really think they were trying to be anti-Semitic or deny Israel’s existence. I kind of doubt Larry Cohen is in some anti-semitic plot to have all of his people push a negative image of Israel.

    • Turning Leaves

      New York, don’t forget New York. The first US capital under the Constitution was in New York.

    • Turning Leaves

      New York, don’t forget New York. The first US capital under the Constitution was in New York.