Will the BBC’s Bill Law be telling his colleagues about this meeting in Istanbul? Only it might give them a clue as to the nature of Israel’s enemy.
So much for the Muslim Council of Britain
So much for opening the borders, so much for ‘Talk to Hamas’, so much for the Peace Process. Someone tell the Today programme.
Tell them about the attitude Hamas really has towards the civilians they sacrificed in Gaza:
“Mr. Nazzal told his audience: “Don’t worry about casualties.”
The 23 days of bombardment of Gaza, in which some 1,300 people, many of them civilians and nearly 300 of them children, are believed to have died, was “just the beginning” of the struggle, Mr. Nazzal said.
To laughter in the audience, another speaker noted that twice as many babies were born as children were killed during the war.
Every death, I was told, was a martyrdom on the road to liberation.”
Good for Bill Law for reporting this. Please don’t forget to tell your colleagues, because I’m wondering how long the rest of the BBC’s blindness can go on.
And if any of them saw the Dispatches programme last night a few more alarm bells should have gone off. But no doubt it will be filed away with all the rest under the heading ’tiny minorities’.
What has the BBC got to say about the M.P.s who are talking to Hamas in Syria? Suicide-bomber sympathiser Jenny Tonge aims to force our government to talk to Hamas, and put pressure on the US to do so too. She said she was aware that her meeting with Meshaal could be considered illegal and that she could face arrest on return to the UK.
“That is one of the risks that you take,” she said, hoping for martyrdom, but stopping short of suicide.
Will they they arrest Clare Short, Michael Ankram and Fianna Fáil TD, Chris Andrews too? He knows all about ‘talking’, what with the NI peace process – oh wait.
The BBC has been strangely quiet about this, unlike several other news outlets, but
Sarah Montague is overtly in favour of talking to Hamas, – can’t wait for Today tomorrow.
Something the BBC forgot to mention in its report on G. Galloway’s triumphant arrival in Gaza.
Quite fond of getting onto all fours…
“Mr. Galloway kissed the ground after crossing into Gaza.”
“I have entered Palestine many times but the most emotional of these is after the 22-day genocidal aggression against the Palestinian people,” he told reporters, referring to the Israeli offensive which ended on 18 January which Israeli said was launched in response to rocket fire from Gaza.”
Making sure they mention the genocidal aggression etc. etc., they forgot to add that Gorgeous was donating direct to Ismail Haniya, leader of Hamas
“We are giving you now 100 vehicles and all of their contents, and we make no apology for what I am about to say. We are giving them to the elected government of Palestine,” Galloway said at a press conference in Gaza City.
Galloway said he personally would be donating three cars and 25,000 pounds to Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya as he dared the West to try to prosecute him for aiding what it considers a terror group.
“I say now to the British and European governments, if you want to take me to court, I promise you there is no jury in all of Britain who will convict me. They will convict you.”
Galloway made the announcement at an outdoor conference in the presence of several senior Hamas officials, and his words were greeted by shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” (God is Great).
Aid for Gaza =Aid for Hamas.
Honest Reporting has noticed how the BBC slants headlines to demonise Israel and excuse Palestinians.
Trivial things, some might say, but all part of the drip drip.
Antisemitism. My favourite subject, you’ll say. The Sunday programme, radio 4, reports that it’s rearing its ugly head on campus.
Two Jewish students describe the serious intimidation they are subjected to at student rallies and ‘Gaza protests.’ Other students, adamantly deny ‘any trace’ of antisemitism, but are not confronted with those allegations. None of these students acknowledge that their behaviour is antisemitic, and are deeply offended that anyone should think it is. Roger Bolton did tackle the subject, I admit, but was much too easily satisfied with leaving the subject hugely unresolved.
What has inflamed the students and exploited their youthful sense of injustice to the point where they choose to side with Islamic ideology, and concentrate their energies into condemning Israel? Could it be anything to do with incessant outpourings from the BBC and the rest of the media? An intelligent sounding girl said “There are currently people DYING out there – children – and not only that – they’re also having their homes taken away from them!”
Tony Benn has said the same thing on air often enough, (so it must be true.) Does that fully explain why intelligent students are supporting an Islamist outfit like Hamas and maligning and blaming Israel? Have keffiah-clad lecturers put paid to independent thought altogether? Has the BBC over many years achieved an enormous conjuring trick, that of turning reason on its head?
It would seem so.
I’m taking a recent phenomenon, namely the social acceptability of ‘dinner party’ antisemitism, as a signal that it’s time to look beyond merely citing individual cases of bias. Each particle of bias inevitably joins forces with every other till they clump together into a massive whole and become the norm. Once accepted and firmly embedded, from there on in everything hurtles downhill. Antennae in my horns sense that we are hurtling.
Imagine being at a dinner party with Sarah Montague.
Despite the decline in standards demonstrated by recent cases of deception and inefficiency, awareness of this downhill spiral still lags behind. Few notice when the BBC is unreliable and unscrupulous, because their outdated reputation for impartiality and integrity is stubbornly resilient. The BBC rests solely on the laurels of a reputation that no longer fits. It’s a has-been. Time to take it back to the library and pay the fine.
An example of omission. Something that is out there, but will have no impact on the BBC is Yvonne Green’s report Puzzled in Gaza . It probably isn’t in the MSM either, because the long-term influence of biased BBC reporting places it beyond the pale..
Lorenz Gude comments:
“The MSM unsurprisingly wasn’t interested in Pallywood if for no other reason than it exposes their own betrayal of journalistic standards.”
“The MSM still succeeds in passing off propaganda as journalism in large part because it is the only voice most people hear.”
Even on the blogosphere, Puzzled in Gaza stands to be invalidated because the author is a Jew. The fact that the BBC hangs on every word from Palestinian reporters, stringers and even Hamas spokespersons is apparently neither here nor there.
The BBC alone could turn things around. Without any change on their part the outlook is bleak.
Come on BBC, you love diversity. Why not give a voice to this ‘diverse’ view?
You’re doing well. Israel is demonised and the Jews are dehumanised, now you’re getting on with normalising Islam!
This morning someone with a foreign namewas being asked how to punish Israel some more for its war crimes, did you know that over 800 civilians have been killed in Gaza?
A lot of young people are trying to combine Islam and rap music. Fascinating, I was so inspired. Why, though, did the presenter say the two were incompatible?
“With their lyrics about violence and misogyny?”
Just think, the present financial crisis could be resolved straight away if we adopt Sharia finance! What a great idea!
I know I’m being groomed, but I’m not quite sure what for yet.
a listener to the Sunday Programme Radio 4.
Someone on Harry’s Place Oh look, it was Nearly Oxfordian, has asked whether the BBC has reported this:UK diplomat Suspended for anti-Semitic Tirade
Can anyone help?
Worcester and Hamas are twins!
(Well, Worcester and Gaza.)
Labour councillor Alan Amos, who first suggested the twinning, said:
‘Like many I have watched the plight of the people of Gaza, seeing them get bombed and bombed by Israelis with advanced military weapons.”
See! See what you’ve encouraged BBC? Not sure what the purpose of twinning is, but in this case it seems to be a political statement. Has common sense departed?