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The Associated Press’ Latest Gaffe

Oy to the vey.

The Associated Press issued a correction Monday to a report from last week in which Broward County, Fla., Sheriff Scott Israel was quoted as saying he had visited the homes of high school shooting victims “where they sit and shiver.”

Israel had apparently said, “where they’re sitting shiva,” a reference to a Jewish tradition related to mourning.

“In a story Feb. 22 about the Florida school shooting, The Associated Press misquoted Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel in some versions of the story when he spoke about the families of the victims,” the correction said. “He said, ‘I’ve been to their homes where they’re sitting shiva,’ not ‘where they sit and shiver.'”

Yet another example of AP getting things wrong when it comes to stories mentioning Israel.

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