The New York Times offers a limited mea culpa for how it initially presented news of the Gaza hospital blast


The New York Times says that it “should have taken more care with the initial presentation” of its coverage of the Gaza hospital explosion last week. That’s the takeaway from an editor’s note published to this morning (Oct. 23). The Times has faced criticism for initially giving credence to the Hamas claim that the blast was caused by an Israeli attack; Israeli officials later said a misfired Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket was to blame. (There’s still a lot unknown about the explosion, but independent analysts have generally come down on the side of the misfired-rocket version.)

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