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BBC wins latest fight to keep a report on their anti-Israel bias hidden


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Basically in 2004 the BBC commissioned a report about their middle east coverage. Unsurprisingly (to those of us with knowledge of the Israel-Arab conflict) the report is suspected of showing that the BBC has a heavy anti-Israel bias and peddles pro-'palestinian' propaganda. Indeed even the BBC's lead middle east correspondent Jeremy Bowen has been sanctioned by the BBC trust for his pro-'palestinan' agenda.

 

The BBC panicked and in Mafia-style closed ranks and (metaphorically) 'whacked' anyone trying to have this report released.

 

Although the BBC is paid for by us the tax payer - they are claiming it's not in our interest to see the findings of the report.

 

The BBC has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds of our money in the courts trying to stop the British people seeing this damning report which would expose the BBC for what it is.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/opensecrets/2011/02/balen_report_the_case_continue.html

 

http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/63589/court-rejects-bbc-israel-bias-report-appeal

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To your Neo-Con buddies ?

 

Neocons would accuse the BBC of being biased towards Palestine if it was being neutral. It's pointless telling them.

 

It is those who are convinced that the Palestinians are always in the right and Israel is always in the wrong, who need to have this story pointed out to them.

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This makes a change after all the threads we've had accusing the BBC of being pro Israel / Zionism etc. :cool:

 

Perhaps they're getting the balance right?

 

I can't help feeling that if their balance was right, an independent report would have concluded that their balance was right.

 

Either way, they are to be condemned for trying to suppress a report that they themselves commissioned, just because they don't like what it found out about them.

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Either way, they are to be condemned for trying to suppress a report that they themselves commissioned, just because they don't like what it found out about them.

 

My understanding was the report has not been released becasue it's an internal document, not because of what it contained.

 

It does make a lot of sense to allow organisations to have a genuine long hard look at aspects to their activities without having to worry about it getting splashed over the front page of the Grauniad or Daily Mail because some guy thinks it's his "right" to know everything anyone has ever said or done.

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