A correction and an apology

Apologies to David Bellavia, a guest on Monday’s programme. In a blog post I wrote the following day I quoted him as saying during the programme that photo-journalists “should be Christian first, American second and a photographer third.” Mr Bellavia did not say that, and has told us that he would never ask a photographer to put God or country above his profession.

We apologise for misquoting him and are happy to correct our mistake.

6 Responses to “A correction and an apology”

  1. 1 Dileepa Prabhakar
    September 11, 2009 at 16:41

    So where did you get the quote from? I am really interested in understanding how you could quote someone from a recording and be completely wrong.

    September 11, 2009 at 16:54

    Thanks for that apology and I hope he is satisfied . However, its not unusual to make mistakes; all humans do. Don’t worry about it.

  3. 3 Keith- Ohio
    September 11, 2009 at 18:15

    Although he was misquoted, I would say it is reasonable and respectable to put your principles before a job…

  4. 4 patti in cape coral
    September 11, 2009 at 18:33

    Who did say it?

  5. 5 Madeleine Morris
    September 11, 2009 at 18:58

    Hi Dileepa, Hi Patti,

    John Bernard, the father of the soldier whose photo was published said the Marine ethos is to God, family, country, corps in that order.

    I was listening outside the studio and heard John’s comments and some other comments that David had made and with one ear on the programme and the other ear/eye looking at the blog and text messages coming in I mixed the two comments into one. Not an excuse – just an explanation as you asked for one.

  6. 6 Dennis Junior
    September 14, 2009 at 10:54

    Thanks, Madeleine for the correction and apology over the situation….

    =Dennis Junior=

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