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June 25, 2012

"BBC apologises over Itamar massacres coverage"

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BBC Director-General Mark Thompson was quizzed by MP Louse Mensch


The UK's Jewish Chronicle reports:

The BBC “got it wrong” by not giving prominence to the massacre of the Fogel family by Palestinians in the West Bank settlement of Itamar, the outgoing director-general has admitted.

Mark Thompson was quizzed by Conservative MP Louise Mensch, who made various complaints to the BBC about the coverage, at a Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee hearing on Tuesday. Mrs Mensch said the BBC’s decision not to include the story as part of its rolling news coverage generated “the most reaction I have ever had in all my time in politics.”

Read the entire article here.

Posted by at June 25, 2012 10:41 AM

Comments

Not much has changed at the BBC regarding Israel since I first watched BBC International reports. It used to have the most anti-Israel Irish reports that one could imagine reporting from the Middle East. It was almost at the level of if a child fell in Cairo and skinned his knee, it was due to Israel.

Selective reporting is no different than intentionally distorting the story: both means control how news is viewed and the story perceived. Does anyone, anymore, have any question regarding BBC's biased anti-Israel reporting? Isn't there a report on that very same subject that the BBC is refusing to release?

Enough said.

Posted by: Stephen at June 27, 2012 08:14 AM

There is a long and enduring anti-semitism among the British shared by many, 'tho of course not all. They have had in their Foreign Office only Arabists for a long time. Neville Chamberlain, Anthony Eden, Ernest Bevin are only a few very polite anti-semites in recent British history. The British like to pretend they are above prejudice, and of course some are..but their long sordid history beginning with the total expulsion of all Jews from England by King Edward I and the exclusion from then until the 17th century under Cromwell, is right there for the record, Prejudice is prejudice even with the raiment of politeness.

Posted by: elliot stamler at June 30, 2012 10:36 AM

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