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Comadreja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:58 AM
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BBC accused of bias against Israel
BBC accused of bias against Israel,3604,11... :
Israeli officials boast that they now have only to call a number at the network's headquarters in Atlanta to pull any story they do not like.Officials have presented editors with dossiers on individual reporters and singled out organisations such as Sky News for allegedly having an anti-Israel agenda.

The Tel Aviv press has called for the expulsion of correspondents from Sky, the Times and several French papers for failing to cover a story the government mobilised embassies worldwide to get into the media last month.

In her report on Hussam Abdu last week, Guerin noted Israel's desire to gain a public relations advantage from the arrest. She described how the army "paraded the child in front of the international media", and observed that journalists had been prevented from asking him questions and therefore were left only with the army's account of the arrest.(more)

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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:28 AM
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1. They accuse EVERYONE of having an anti-Israel bias.
Anything remotely critical of Israel and its policies is patently anti-Semitic according to many people.

Take a look at a lot of the blatant BULLSHIT that is reported on this site:
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tinnypriv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:55 PM
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3. Yeah, like failing to cover half the bullshit Israel does
Means they have a "pro-Israel" bias, right? :eyes:

Some ignored stories:

1. 'hayehudi mehandes' - The 'Jewish Engineer' story.
2. The fact Iran proposed opening a dialogue with Israel three years ago, and Israel rejected the offer.
3. Israel's warning to Syria that her "regime is in danger".
4. The fact the IDF has drawn up additional targets in Syria.
5. Israel now becoming easily the "strongest in the Middle East" thanks to the war in Iraq.
6. Israel's plan to effectively annex Abu Dis.
7. The Bush Adminstration's plan to put the Roadkill into a "deep freeze".
8. The head of Israeli military intelligence saying that it is "better for Palestinian mothers to weep" after a "mystery weapon" was test-fired on the population of Gaza.
9. The "Jewish Underground" plot to blow up Mosques throughout Israel, and the rally in support of them in Jerusalem.
10. The threat by a member of Sharon's cabinet to "burn Damascus and Beirut".
11. The dressing up of IDF soldiers as settlers who drive on "Judea and Samaria roads" in order to "attract Palestinian fire".
12. The rejection by Israel of "The Syrian Proposal" which would have quietened the Lebanon border in exchange for the end of IDF violations of Lebanese airspace.
13. The "compensation package" planned by Sharon for his right-wing parties (in exchange for them supporting pulling out of Gaza) which would include the right to engage in "severe bombing liable to kill many civilians".
14. The order given by Shaul Mofaz to "kill, not just to occupy", and "leave corpses lying around" during Op. Defensive Shield.
15. The almost daily savagery the IDF unleashes on anti-fence demonstrators, including Jewish peace activists.
16. The penetration of Iraqi reconstruction by Israeli companies (over 70 at last count), and the removal of the "country of origin" labels in order to conceal such business.
17. The involvement of Eliot Abrams (convicted felon) at the NSC in the above.

etc, etc, etc - (a minor litany).

Does not covering all that make the Western media Sharon-friendly? If so, how can they be anti-semites at the same damn time?

How about the news sources that did cover them? Are they anti-semitic? If so, that'd be an interesting thing, considering 100% of the above stories are from Israeli sources (at least two-thirds in Hebrew only), and perhaps 50% are from center-right publications.


Dore Gold and his imitators need to quit while they're ahead, and STFU.
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-04 08:14 AM
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4. Nice Stalin avatar, DOOD!
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