Diplomatic To The End

Clearly the BBC has fallen out with the ‘ever ready with an anti Iraq War quote’ Craig Murray whom they used to wheel in to the studios to give a reasoned and fair portrayal of the war….or not.

Here is his views on the BBC’s ‘impartial’ coverage of the recent events in Israel and Gaza (my censorship of Craig’s Anglo Saxon vocabulary)…..

BBC Vomit

by craig on November 21, 2012 7:23 pm in Uncategorized

I was trying to come up with a witty and apposite acronym for BBC to describe what I have just seen on TV, but all I could manage was Beyond Belief C**ts.

Watching BBC World News here in Accra, I have just seen forty minutes of intense and non-stop Israeli propaganda. A live press conference by Netanyahu and Ehud Barak followed by a long, long interview with Mark Regev in which the most searching BBC question could fairly be paraphrased as “How can you be certain that those dastardly Palestinians will not break the ceasefire and start firing rockets again?”

No attempt whatsoever to give a Palestinian a chance to put over their viewpoint. Now fifty minutes of solid coverage around the ceasefire without a single Palestinian view or pro-Palestinian or pro-peace view. And in that entire fifty minutes not one mention of Palestinian dead.

Beyond Belief C**ts. Actually, it’s not a bad effort.

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11 Responses to Diplomatic To The End

  1. Guest Who says:

    Sounds like he’d be perfect to take a place at one of the empty places left in the Cherry Vulture Staffel mess hall.
    And it’s not like he is not certain of a forgiving, willing ear if a robust rant gets sent back and he needs comforting at how beastly people can be when not swallowing what is dished out.
    Open arms, and no silly checking up on history or anything.

    ‘Tweet then maybe check’ policy’
    Maybe Mr. D is gunning for a shot at the vacant Newsnight Editor slot?
    He seems well qualified already.


  2. deegee says:

    Perhaps it should be balanced with this model of bias The Israelis who give their vote to Palestinians?

    Will Yuval Ben-Ami be reporting regularly for the BBC from Israel. He seems ideally qualified, as a staff member of +972 Magazine, a leftist publication that believes Israel is destroying itself, that it is an apartheid state and calls for foreign intervention to compel Israel to change. Information the BBC didn’t feel to share with its readers.

    Just consider this quote. Besides being a politics student at Ben Gurion University, she is a member of an organisation helping struggling Palestinian communities in the South Hebron hills benefit from renewable energy sources. In short, she is an informed, concerned Israeli citizen.

    Actually Aya Shoshan is quite a bit more than a politics student. She has been active in social protest over the world (wouldn’t you call that agitation?) and was a leader of the tent protest that was Israel’s equivalent and inspired by the occupy movement.

    As for her being an informed concerned Israeli citizen many would disagree. This isn’t journalism it is crude opinion – advertising for a political agenda.


  3. Span Ows says:

    “Watching BBC World News here in Accra, I have just seen forty minutes of intense and non-stop Israeli propaganda…”

    No, this would have been a ‘special’ not News. They have them every day about a plethora of subjects and certainly major press conferences so picking out one that happens to be a press conference by Netanyahu and Ehud Barak and then claiming it as a wildly pro-Israeli BBC because the Palestinian viewpoint wasn’t given is just pants.

    Then you read the previous entry: “The Palestinian Genocide Continues” and you realise it’s all pants.


    • Span Ows says:

      Just to be clear here: I am dissing Murray’s fuckwittery not BBC bias but it does show you how some people can see – totally erroneously and with unbelievable blinkered vision – pro Israeli bias at the BBC.


  4. David Preiser (USA) says:

    This is the kind of thing the BBC points to for their claim that they get complaints from both sides, and therefore cannot be really biased. Israel must be defined as the villain and the Body Count must be mentioned every single time, in all cases, regardless of the topic, else the BBC is displaying pro-Israel bias.


  5. POUNCE says:

    I’ve been watching the bBC’s coverage of the upcoming Israeli election and wasn’t surprised in the least in this article about allowing people who aren’t Israeli or even in the country a chance to influence the election.

    In a nutshell nice but dim Israeli will allow somebody they only know from facebook to dictate their vote. The bBC thinks it is a wonderful idea in allowing Palestinians to vote in an election they have no right to vote in. I suppose something similar would be to allow Taliban freedom fighters living in Afghanistan to vote in the next British election. Just to insure that the reader gets to see just how evil the jews are (thus substantiating the entire article) the bbC state the following:
    Since Israel prohibits most Palestinians from entering its territory without special permits and bars Israelis from visiting West Bank cities, most pairs will have never met in person.
    Neither I’m I surprised in just why the bBC doesn’t mention why Israeli citizens are forbidden from visiting the West Bank in that article, but here’s one such reason:

    The bBC, the reason why Anti-Semitism is rife in the UK.


  6. pounce says:

    How the bBC glams up stories coming out of Lebanon:

    Have a look at the first story from the Canadian Lyse Doucet who reports from a wee village in the Becca Valley. Note how she opens her story with a view of a mosque, then from ground level she trudges towards the warmth of that mosque while opining that the town/village is cut off and the only way to get to it, is by foot. Have another look at her feet. notice something amongst that compacted snow. why there be tire tracks, so why is LD walking (While dressed for a stroll down the kings Road) towards a town she claims is cut off, when she could quite easily jump into a vehicle. Which I will put money on is exactly how she arrived there.
    Also loved the symbolism regards wearing a red coat.

    The bBC, the so called impartial news agency which invents the news


  7. Ian Hills says:

    Ah yes Craig Murray, who lost his ambassador’s job in Uzbekistan after his drunknness at work and sex scandals came out (he met his wife in a Tashkent lapdancing club) – activities he has since tried to accuse the Uzbek government of. What really did it though was his support for terror group Hizb ut-Tahrir. A loose canon who now runs a West African gold mining outfit, where no doubt his diplomatic contacts come in handy…..


  8. Span Ows says:

    Yes, in the about page of his blog there’s a biography: of course he had many FCO jobs leading up to being an ambassador but the sudden ending of that jumps out at the reader more than any good impression.


  9. pedro says:

    sick to my teeth of craig murray and his bellyaching.,dont like him dont trust him.he has an axe to grind,just a total lord haw haw traitor in my opinion.