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BBC: Agenda or just sloppy?

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0savesSave BufferReturn of the ‘scare quotes’ So much to object to in this latest uncredited offering from the BBC. It starts from a misleading headline, Israelis shoot dead ‘mentally ill’ woman near Gaza barrier, and goes downhill from there.

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From one Khoury to another

Late addition to the BBC drops a Brick Khoury is a very common name in the Levant, especially in Lebanon but also in Israel/Palestine. It is exclusively Christian and means Priest. Had I known about Pastor Naim Khoury while writing … Continue reading

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The BBC drops a brick

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0savesSave BufferHow old is Rasha Khoury? There is still time to check out The Brick on BBC Radio 4, if you have the stomach. It’s full of smaller errors but even without them the story fails to be faithful to … Continue reading

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Zionists run the BBC R.O.F.L.O.L

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0savesSave BufferThe BBC is Zionist? Best response ever Five Minutes for Israel rarely just shares a piece that isn’t written specially for it but this response to a rant that the BBC is Zionist run is far too brilliant to … Continue reading

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Always right

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0savesSave BufferBBC labels manipulate the reader The media organisation that finds using the word ‘terrorist’ an unacceptable value judgement has no trouble with ‘far-right’. Thanks to the world’s largest news organisation we now know that Avigdor Liberman is far-right and … Continue reading

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The BBC forgets – the Druze

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0savesSave BufferWorst kept secret Israel’s forgotten tribe is supposed to be a feather-light food/travel piece and or the most part it is. But the BBC never loses the opportunity to stick the knife fork into Israel. The writer Dan Savery … Continue reading

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Profilaxis

Full face on Golan Heights profile The mistakes, omissions, over simplifications, editorialising and blatant agenda in the BBC’s profile of the Golan Heights  are not as egregious as they are in the profile of the Palestinian Territories, exhaustively profiled in Comes … Continue reading

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Massaging the media

Overview/Facts/Leaders/Media http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14631745 as it was on 31 August 2011 at 10:09 GMT One could come away from this article imagining, as the photograph suggests,  there is a struggle in the media reflecting the struggles between the two major leadership factions. If … Continue reading

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The one-eyed is King

Overview/Facts/Leaders/Media http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14631273 as it was on 31 August 2011 The first thing one notices in the profile on Leaders is that Fatah/PNA head Mahmoud Abbas receives more than twice the coverage of Hamas leader, Ismail Haniya. Why is that? The second … Continue reading

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Facts with the territory

Overview/Facts/Leaders/Media http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14631271 as it was on 31 August 2011  at 10:10 GMT Facts are supposed to be, well, factual. So what do we make of intended seat of government East Jerusalem? Fatah also intends Revolution until Victory. Is that a fact, a … Continue reading

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