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March 26, 2007

BBC Cover-Up


The Daily Mail reports:

The BBC has been accused of "shameful hypocrisy" over its decision to spend £200,000 blocking a freedom of information request about its reporting in the Middle East.

The corporation, which has itself made extensive use of FOI requests in its journalism, is refusing to release papers about an internal inquiry into whether its reporting has been biased towards Palestine.

BBC chiefs have been accused of wasting thousands of pounds of licence fee payers money trying to cover-up the findings of the so called Balen Report into its journalism in the region, despite the fact that the corporation is funded by the British public. . . .

Conservative MP David Davies said: "An organisation which is funded partly to scrutinise governments and other institutions in Britain appears to be using tax-payers money to prevent its customers from finding out how it is operating. That is absolutely indefensible."

He added: "I think the BBC are guilty of shameful hypocrisy. What could possibly be in this report that could possibly be worth £200,000 to bury. What is it they feel is so awful in this report."

Posted by TS at March 26, 2007 05:44 AM


BBC which has been blasted for earlier examples of biased Mideast reporting and thus favors terrorists, is guilty of hypocrisy. Any alleged publicly funded news organization, such as BBC, which seeks to block a probe into its editorial operation, has somethng sinister to hide.

Obviously encouraged by BBSs excusing terrorists in its reports, Iran figured it would have no problem in kidnapping British sailors. The British must finally understand appeasing terrorists through a soft-soap handling by its subsidized news service, has its price.

Posted by: PHILIP R. SCHEIER at March 30, 2007 11:37 PM

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