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April 19, 2016

CNN Fixes 'Bus Fire' Headline

CNN has corrected a headline which hours after Israeli police confirmed that a bomb was responsible for the explosion on a Jerusalem bus continued to refer to a "bus fire."

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As CAMERA's Dexter Van Zile tweeted yesterday, the original headline, "Bus fire in Jerusalem injures at least 21, police say," remained unchanged on CNN's site for hours after the police reported on the bomb.

The Algemeiner reported yesterday ("Watchdog Groups Blast CNN for 'Bus Fire' Headline Following Major Terrorist Bombing in Jerusalem"):

Dexter Van Zile, a researcher for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), added, “It’s universally understood that this was a terrorist attack. CNN needs to get on the shtick and change the headline.”

In the wake of the uproar over yet another skewed CNN headline, editors have commendably amended the headline. It now reads: "Bus attack in Jerusalem injures at least 21, police say."

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Posted by TS at April 19, 2016 03:55 AM

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you have to write not bus fire kills 21 people but you have to say terror attack kills 21 people in a bombing and

Posted by: alex brown at April 19, 2016 09:40 AM

I guess no one told CNN philippines?!

http://cnnphilippines.com/world/2016/04/19/bus-fire-jerusalem.html

Posted by: Ram at April 19, 2016 10:11 AM

I wrote them that if that was a bus fire, 9-11 was a building fire.

Posted by: Elizabeth at April 21, 2016 01:20 PM

The CNN headline says 21 injured (in the bus fire). Later you state 21 killed. Am I missing something in the article?

Posted by: dan at April 28, 2016 12:02 AM

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