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BBC Bias: The Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Whatever happened on the Mavi Marmara on the morning of May 31st, 2010, the BBC’s Panorama team failed to give a balanced view of it in its so-called documentary, Death in the Med. Even the title sounds more like that of a paperback mystery, rather than a serious analysis of Israel’s worst atrocity since Operation Cast Lead.

Documentaries should be truthful and informative and expand our understanding of situations and events; their content should be rigorously checked for errors in statements which are presented as facts and conjecture, and the personal opinions of their writers and presenters should be explicitly identified as such. But Death in the Med failed any test based on those parameters.

The BBC’s television and radio services reach an audience measured in hundreds of millions, world-wide, but are primarily funded by taxes and license fees paid by the British public; not by Israel or its influential friends. Panorama’s biased and often untruthful Treatment of Israel’s worst atrocity since Operation Cast Lead should trigger a public enquiry about who is really in charge of one of the most influential broadcasters on the planet.


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Anthony Lawson

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  • John Tourian

    Since 1,900 ALL US Presidents, except JFK, were converts from Judaism (Bushes) or had Jewish blood, including Mr Obama, except JFK. US has cast the vast majority of Vetoes in the UN since 1972 and almost all were to shield Israel from even criticism, let alone condemnation, of its torture, barbarism and genocides against Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians, Jordanians, Egyptians, Iraqis, Moslems, Christians, Arabs and Easternerners. US even was silent about Israel using the outlawed white phosphorous and cluster bombs in Gaza and Lebanon recently. Actually Zionists Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz, etc went into Iraq not only to steal Arab oil but to eliminate the small military threat that Iraq paused to Israeli atrocities in the region. US has not been just or even truthful!

  • Niels Christensen

    Mr. Lawson do ask a lot of questions, a lot of them contrafactual, but he has few answers.

  • http://sudhan.wordpress.com Nasir Khan

    A fair and accurate depiction of how BBC continues to whitewash the barbarous war crimes of the Zionists.