Monday, 14 March 2011
BBC’s Bizarre Reporting of Israeli-Palestinian News
BBC has previously mixed fact and fiction in its report on Jerusalem. Image courtesy of Berthold Werner, Wikipedia.
When a Palestinian man creeps into an Israeli home and brutally kills the father, mother and three children, one of them a three-month old baby, how does the BBC report on the news?
The article title provides a hint of what is to come: Israel approves new Jewish settler homes in West Bank. While it does mention the killing in a few sentences, the emphasis is on Palestinian suffering.
It sounds very much like anti-Semitism.
BBC’s reporting is nothing less than bizarre. When a Palestinian kills Jews, the blame is put on Israeli settlement policy.
There is a name for this kind of approach to reporting.
It is propaganda.
Israel approves new Jewish settler homes in West Bank. BBC News 13 March 2011.