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Monday, March 14, 2011

Expel the BBC!

In an earlier post, I noted the BBC's reaction to the Fogel family massacre.
The BBC also referred to the terrorist as an intruder in its report. "The family - including three children - were stabbed to death by an intruder who broke into their home, Israeli media reported," the BBC reported Saturday. Readers might deduce the family members died in a failed burglary attempt.
The BBC was worse than that. Much, much worse.
The BBC, however, virtually buried the Fogel family’s massacre, once again demonstrating its obsession with the settlement issue above all other issues relating to the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
No dedicated reportage of the brutal attack was featured elsewhere on the site. Instead, subsumed in a story of settlements, it warrants only a few lines. The BBC does, however, report that the attack “has shocked many Palestinians”. Of course, the BBC failed to mention that Hamas described the attack as a “heroic operation” while sweets and candies were handed out in Gaza in celebration.

The BBC has exercised its own moral judgment that says that the issuing of building permits in settlements is the cause of terror. Otherwise, the story may have included statements from Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu attributing the terror attack to Palestinian incitement.

The BBC has a well-staffed bureau in Jerusalem with the same access as other media outlets. Yet it chose not to publish any photos or specific details of the terror incident.

In the BBC’s world, it is all about the settlements. By politicizing such a heinous terrorist crime perpetrated against a baby, two small children and their parents, the BBC is as guilty as the perpetrators of dehumanizing innocent Israelis based on where they live. For the BBC, it seems that the location of the murders and the stress on how settlements “are held to be illegal under international law” is more important than the murders themselves.

If the BBC ever had any moral compass, it has demonstrated that it has completely lost it. In the BBC’s eyes, there is no moral difference between deliberately murdering innocent babies and the construction of homes in disputed territory. Indeed, for the BBC, the settlement issue at best allows one to “understand” why such an atrocity could take place and at worst, justifies it.
Read the whole thing.

By the way, this post also reports that CNN has removed the quotation marks it had placed around the term terrorist attack in its headline, but has not responded to any of the other demands made by the Government Press Office.

If Israel is demanding an apology from CNN, the BBC ought to be declared persona non grata and expelled from the country. Why is the Government Press Office silent on the BBC?

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At 10:32 AM, Blogger Akiva said...

CNN HAS NOT removed the scare quotes as of 2 hours ago (snapshot of mine at that link).

Expel CNN together with the BBC. Even Al Jazeera was straight up on the report (again, quote at the link above).

At 11:10 AM, Blogger Dan Kelso said...

BBC is so biased against Israel.
I hope Israel kicks them out.
To make Terrorists who slit the throats of babies into intruders is sickening.

At 12:34 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

In my personal opinion, Israel should kick the entire foreign MSM out of the country but the government is so afraid of world opinion it doesn't have the guts to do it.

No penalty has to be paid by the world press for slandering and defaming Israel.

At 2:00 PM, Blogger PM said...

honest reporting added, that BBC took off the story... so now no massacre occurred at all ? its sick that Israel has to provide shelter for such media agencies and protect them, though they only serve the islamist propaganda.

here : Baby Killers: BBC Butchers the Real Story



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