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BBC’s Warped Priorities

The Middle East is full of important news stories at this particular moment. Thousands of Syrian civilians are fleeing across the Turkish border to escape Bashar Assad’s murderous crackdown on anti-government protests. A new Hezbollah-dominated government has just been appointed in Lebanon. But what is the second item on the BBC News Online homepage? A

Guardian Places Knesset on Arab Farmland

Only yesterday I blogged the BBC’s video report on the Arab village of Lifta, located at the western entrance to Jerusalem and abandoned since 1948. Within 48 hours of the BBC’s report, the Guardian has also published its own story and video. Is this an amazing coincidence or is this an obvious demonstration of the

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Bibi Coverage: One Speech, Multiple Stories

Our look at some of the media coverage of the Netanyahu speech illustrates how we are at the mercy of one or two journalists and editors or the particular editorial or political line of a media outlet when it comes to coverage of Israel.

The Beeb’s Occupied by Gaza

Fact: Since the 2005 disengagement, there are no Israelis in Gaza — except for Gilad Shalit. Fact: Egypt’s new government isn’t cooperating with Israel on the Gaza blockade. Fact: Hamas, which rules Gaza, is an equal partner with Fatah in the running the Palestinian Authority. Fact: There is a  parallel world perversely called Planet BBC, which exists as a

Today’s 5 Biggest Smackdowns

Smackdown: 1. the act of knocking down or bringing down an opponent; 2. a contest in entertainment wrestling; 3. a decisive defeat; 4. a confrontation between rivals or competitors Here are today’s five biggest smackdowns. 1. Bashar Assad smacks down Syrian lawyers, doctors, intellectuals, and other educated professionals. 2. The International Criminal Court smacks down

BBC Part of an Al-Qaida “Propaganda Media Network?” (Part 2)

Don’t get too excited by the Daily Telegraph allegations that someone working for the BBC may be part of an Al-Qaida “propaganda media network.” The Telegraph raised the issue after obtaining a Wikileaks document which said that a telephone number associated with the BBC was found in numerous phone books and cell phones seized by coalition forces in

Bagshawe Beats Down BBC

The Jewish Chronicle reports: The BBC has admitted that the horrific murders of the Fogel family last month should have been covered on their 24 hour news channel. The massacre, in which a three-month-old baby was decapitated and her siblings’ throats were slashed, did not appear anywhere across the BBC’s television channels, and was mentioned

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