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March 13, 2007

BBC Acknowledges Partisan Reporting

A BBC Web site article about their Middle East reporter, Alan Johnston, who was kidnapped by Palestinian gunmen yesterday includes a quote from BBC diplomatic correspondent Paul Adams attesting to the corporation's intentional skewing of reports from the region.

The BBC described Johnston as a "highly experienced and respected reporter".

"It is his job to bring us day after day reports of the Palestinian predicament in the Gaza Strip," said the BBC's diplomatic correspondent, Paul Adams, himself a former Middle East reporter.

So there it is: The BBC has stationed a reporter in Gaza--not to objectively report on the events of the day--but to bring daily reports on "the Palestinian predicament."

Question to BBC: Are there any BBC reporters whose job it is to bring us day after day reports of the Israeli predicament in Sderot or anywhere else?

Posted by rh at March 13, 2007 12:37 PM


Your answer: no. What does the BBC (or any other major news outlet that I can think of) care about Jews gettting killed?

Posted by: Ari at March 14, 2007 05:48 PM

I have to admit when I first heard of the kidnapping, I said to myself that he probably got what he deserved. I don't know why I thought that disgusting thing, maybe out of pure cynicism for anything the BBC does.

Posted by: Joshua at March 16, 2007 04:43 PM

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