BBC children's site removes offensive page on 9/11 attacks – at least for now [Tom Gross]
What a surprise. The BBC has, as predicted in my posting yesterday, today removed the page from their children’s website on the 9/11 attacks which had virtually amounted to al-Qaeda propaganda. (And they have this lunchtime, at 13:03 GMT, updated another of their pages on 9/11 to exclude all references to al-Qaeda or militant Islam.)
The Media Blog item was picked up yesterday by dozens of websites around the world, for example here at Andrew Sullivan, and here by Stephen Pollard at Britain’s Spectator magazine.
However, the BBC’s problems do not stop with one webpage on 9/11. Their entire foreign coverage is riddled with bias – particularly so against Israel and the U.S. The BBC – a lavishly funded public corporation – is by far the world’s largest broadcaster, with dozens of radio and television stations broadcasting in over 30 languages.
Here, for example, is the BBC’s new photo essay on the Lebanese army’s victory in the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon last week, where hundreds have been killed. Can you imagine the BBC’s reaction and photo selection if Israeli or American soldiers had emptied out a Palestinian refugee camp?
For more on the BBC's mideast coverage, see here and here.
09/12 10:32 AMShare