Tuesday, 27 January 2009

The video the BBC doesn't want the British people to see

That emergency appeal for humanitarian aid for Gaza that BBC refuses to broadcast? Watch it for yourself:


The video was made when the death toll was "just" "a few hundred," and it is completely apolitical (the word "Israel" doesn't even appear in the script), the power of its images alone is self-evident, making it rather clear why the BBC doesn't want it seen. Reality, in this case, has an anti-Israel bias.

Of course, this hasn't stopped the BBC from retreating in the face of Israeli pressure, for fear of this so-called bias, despite public protests. Veteran Labour socialist Tony Benn took them strongly to task on the matter:

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