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BBC Idiocy Isn’t Monolithic After All

BBC Sport is evidently not under the same thrall of stupidity as BBC News. Sharing his biggest Olympic memories, BBC sportscaster Barry Davies repeatedly uses the word “terror” as he recalls the Munich Massacre. Coming from the Beeb, the straightforwardness is quite surprising: At the Munich 1972 Olympics, Palestinian terrorists calling themselves Black September attacked members of

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Has the BBC Exposed Its Own Mideast Bias?

I doubt we’ll ever find out how the covered-up Balen report assessed the BBC’s Israeli-Palestinian coverage. But the Mortimer report — Edward Mortimer’s assessment of the Beeb’s Arab Spring coverage — could shed some light. Using the Mortimer report, Simon Plosker takes a stab at what Balen might have said. Plosker concludes in The Commentator: In this

Final Battle to Release the BBC’s Balen Report

This just in from the Jewish Chronicle: What is likely to be the final battle in a six-year campaign to force the BBC to release a report into its Middle East coverage began at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. London solicitor Steven Sugar first sought the publication of the Balen Report early in 2005 under

A Sad Loss of a Dedicated Campaigner

We’ve just received this from the Jewish Chronicle: A campaign to force the BBC to release an internal report on its Middle East coverage is to continue despite the death of the man who launched it. London solicitor Steven Sugar, who died of cancer aged 60 last month, first challenged the corporation to release the

2006 Dishonest Reporter of the Year Award

Our sixth annual recognition of the most skewed and biased coverage of the Mideast conflict.

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