Tag Archives: BBC

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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Mixed Verdict for Ehud Olmert

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Ehud Olmert was acquitted on corruption charges associated with the Rishon Tours and Talansky affairs, but convicted on a lesser charge in the Investment Center affair. The court will hand down

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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

Hamas Claims Responsibility for Rocket Fire

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Hamas claims responsibility for overnight rocket fire on Ashkelon According to the Jerusalem Post: The announcement marks a significant departure from its previous position, as during the last round of

Border Attack: BBC’s Horrendous Headlines

One Israeli civilian was killed Monday morning along the Egyptian border in an ambush combining rifle fire, antitank weapons and two explosive devices. Two terrorists who crossed into Israel were killed in an ensuing gunfight. But you wouldn’t know it from some of the worst headlines covering the story. For example, the BBC: So according

BBC: Holocaust Denial or Philosophy?

The BBC reports on the death of French Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy: Given Garaudy’s fame or rather, infamy as a convicted Holocaust denier, why then does the BBC refer to him as a “philosopher”? Another observation – while this story appears in the Europe section of the BBC News website, it also appears as a

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Egypt’s political disarray turns even more chaotic

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Egypt’s political disarray turns even more chaotic. The nation’s highest court dissolved parliament saying elections held six months ago were unconstitutional. The military junta declared full legislative authority. A separate ruling allows

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BBC and some non-governmental organizations broke out the violins for the Gaza’s children: the drinking water’s contanimated and you know whose fault that is. The charities Save the Children and Medical Aid for Palestinians say the number of children being treated for diarrhoea has doubled in five years. They say Israel’s five-year blockade of the

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