Compare and contrast

BBC journalist:

The Foreign Press Association:

Hamas is using threats and pressure to prevent journalists from providing objective reports, the Foreign Press Association in Israel and Palestine said in a statement Monday.

The organization said it “protests in the strongest the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month.”

“The international media are not advocacy organizations and cannot be prevented from reporting by means of threats or pressure, thereby denying their readers and viewers an objective picture from the ground,” the FPA added. According to the FPA, several members of the foreign media in Gaza were harassed, threatened or questioned about stories they reported.

In addition, the FPA vehemently opposes “a ‘vetting’ procedure that would, in effect, allow for the blacklisting of specific journalists,” which Hamas is trying to put into place.

What appears to attract the attention of Hamas goons is journalists reporting things that Hamas doesn’t want reported. Perhaps that helps to explain why BBC journalists haven’t run into them.

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20 Responses to Compare and contrast

  1. Demon says:

    Why would Hamas need to intimidate the BBC? The BBC are obediently, willingly and happily reporting any and all lies that Hamas tells them to.


  2. Alex says:

    I suppose it’s difficult for Hamas sympathisers to criticise and accept the true nature of their idols.


  3. DB says:

    The butt-covering faux shock from BBC journos is wholly unconvincing:


    • Guess Who says:

      “What’s that Jezza? Just repeat often enough that we never heard or saw anything, and it will become true that nothing untoward existed? Got it, boss”
      That so much fighting occurred, and so many men of fighting aged died, on both sides, with apparent zero witness by the BBC, renders them either astoundingly uncurious at best or pure propagandists at most likely. Who.. is Lyse going to check with?


      • Corran Horn says:

        My guess is she’s checking with the Hamas media office. I mean you could be forgiven for thinking most of the BBC’s story’s on Israel come from there anyway.


        • hippiepooter says:

          I think it’s mutual, what Hamas dont come up with the BBC fills the gaps.

          There really has to be a Parliamentary investigation into the BBC’s coverage of Gaza. It’s directly responsible for the rise of anti-semitism. When we’re getting ‘Hamas News’ broadcast daily, how can that be suprising?


    • hippiepooter says:

      This is absolutely priceless. From the horse’s mouth that a genocidial anti-semitic terrorist organisation feels no need to intimidate BBC ‘journalists’ into reporting what it wants. So far 3 of the BBC’s ‘anti-semite Bureau’ have confirmed this. I wonder what the final tally will be. Do keep us posted twitter-watcher-in-chief DB!


  4. Brother DuQuette says:

    Where are all of these lefty, middle class filth when thousands of Christians are being buried alive by nazi Muslim scum? That goofy geek, Jon Snow, is too busy crying crocodile tears for his Hamas heroes to shed a tear for those poor innocent women and children being put to the foul Islamic sword of terror. I’d love to deport all of the snooty, metro-trendy scum to an Islamic country to see how they’d thrive in the well-known embracing tolerance of Islamic culture. These radical and progressive right-ons like Jon Snow think they’re being cool; they’re not. He’s just a stupid old fart who’s behaving like a spoiled art history student.


    • johnnythefish says:

      Wonder if it ever crosses Jon Snow’s mind what state Gaza would be in if Israeli and ‘Palestinian’ roles were reversed?


    • hippiepooter says:

      The most likely emotion Jon Snow would feel at Muslims killing Christians is, at th minimum, a tremor of excitement. The likes of Snow in a Muslim society would live it up large the service they do to this totalitarian evil.


  5. Deborah says:

    Sorry hit the repot button on Brothers’s comment in error.

    Just watched Orla’s report on BBC1’s 10pm news. The poor fisherman who wants Gaza to have a port so he can bring in his fish with no mention of the arms, rockets and concrete for tunnels that may also be landed; the poor imam who cannot use a loudspeaker to call men to prayer because those wicked Israelis bombed the loudspeaker as well as the mosque (no mention that Israel always used to respect places of prayer but can no longer do so as they are used for the entrance of tunnels and a place from where to launch rockets; the woman with lots of children including four that are blind without questioning what Hamas was doing near or in their home that caused Israel to destroy her home. So the usual Hamas report from Gaza, nothing to do with Orla having a Palestinian husband (assuming she still has)?


    • johnnythefish says:

      He probably got sick of hearing her grinding Irish accent droning down his shell-like and did one.


    • And of course no recognition that as Gaza doesn’t seem to have a port, how the heck was the Mavi Marmara ever going to dock there?


  6. dave s says:

    Still no BBC inquisitiveness concerning the high level of IDF casualties and the apparent lack of Hamas deaths . Also no reporting of what must have been major gun battles. No reporting of Hamas missiles going astray.
    I am beginnig to think the BBC journalists are just really poor at the job. Hamas don’t need to mind them as they are so incompetent.


    • Ralph says:

      The argument Brown uses is basically if the BBC doesn’t see it happen then it didn’t. Yet they happily report claims that the IDF are bombing UN schools without seeing that happen. Almost looks like they believe Hamas over the PM of Israel.


  7. deegee says:

    Hamas is aware that Israeli analysts are comparing names and ages with known members of terrorist groups and proving that Hamas figures are false, even if the MSM accepts and repeats them as fact. So it has ordered that names and ages will no longer be made public.


  8. TPO says:

    The reality is that the BBC have lost all credibility.
    If I want to know what is happening on any particular issue I will always look to more reputable news providers.

    I have lost count of the number of times that the BBC has either not reported an event, has dragged its heels in reporting until it can put its own spin on something or flagrantly misrepresents something.


  9. deegee says:

    Another Balen Report perhaps on the war the BBC failed to report? Pity we won’t have a chance to read it.