posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 08:13 AM
Originally posted by PvtHudson
But, studies have shown the BBC to have a very slanted, pro-Palestinian bias. How could it be rare? It's consistent.
Criticism of the BBC's Middle East coverage from supporters of both Israel and Palestine led the BBC to commission an investigation and report
from a senior broadcast journalist Malcolm Balen, referred to as the Balen Report and completed in 2004. The BBC's refusal to release the report
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 resulted in a long-running and ongoing legal case. This led to speculation that the report was
damning, as well as to accusations of hypocrisy, as the BBC frequently made use itself of Freedom of Information Act requests when researching news
You said studies (plural) but you only mention one, and one instigated by Balen no less!
You'll find - with just a little bit of research - that Malcolm Balen is generally considered to be a Zionist, and has repeatedly attacked the BBC on
issues relating to Israel/Palestine, in defence of Israel of course. He even suggests that slanted reporting IN FAVOUR of Israel on the BBC is
somewhat of a double bluff, and says that the BBC interviews Israeli officials more because they don't want to ask Palestinians any hard questions on
So on one hand he says the BBC is biased toward Israel, but then admits that the BBC offers Israeli officials more opportunity to explain and defend
their actions!? So which is it?
He's like a Zionist Alex Jones, twisting any little fact to fit his argument as and when he decides it's in his interests (the interests of the
Israeli state). They might as well have Regev working at the BBC, they are both propagandists working for the state of Israel.
The BBC is biased toward Israel if anything. They consistently interview Israeli officials, repeatedly report on what Hamas is firing on Israel but
never mentions the weapons Israel is using against the Palestinians. They rarely have news broadcasts from within Gaza and almost exclusively maintain
positions in Israel.