King Abdullah’s Gift To Condoleezza Rice Gets Corrected

8:25pm: Breaking news over the AP wire…

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a Dec. 22 story about gifts to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, The Associated Press, relying on faulty information published by the State Department in the Federal Register, reported erroneously that King Abdullah II of Jordan gave Rice jewelry valued at $147,000 in January 2007. The department now says the jewelry was given by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. [source]

It’s kind of ironic that the State Department of all people would mix up King Abdullah of Jordan with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, but the media does it all the time (both Arab and non).


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