Skip to comments.BBC Official Admits Network 'Got it Wrong' on Fogel Murders
Posted on 06/24/2012 2:49:45 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) got it wrong in its reporting of the massacre of the Fogel family by Arab terrorists in the Jewish community of Itamar, the broadcaster's outgoing director-general admitted at a parliamentary committee hearing.
The BBCs Mark Thompson acquiesced on June 19 while being questioned by Conservative member of parliament Louise Mensch, the London Jewish Chronicle reported.
In complaining about the insufficient coverage of the event on BBC radio and television programs, the newspaper reported that Mensch said, I only found out, after the event, from an American blog, called Dead Jews is no news, and the more I went into it, the more shocked I was.
There was a feeling that the BBC just didnt care and that if a settler had opened the home of a Palestinian family, slit the throat of their children, that the BBC would have covered that, Mensch asserted.
Thompson responded by claiming that the story occurred during a very busy news period, including the fighting in Libya and the tsunami in Japan and that news editors were under a lot of pressure.
Having said that, it was certainly an atrocity which should have been covered across our news bulletins that day, he added.
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When does biased BBC ever get it right?
I respectfully suggest the privatization of the BBC.
The sell of the networks should net a billion Euros or more.
Aye. Sell it to Rupert Murdoch.
Brits have always hated Jews. That’s why they didn’t let any into England or Israel before WW II, and let Hitler slaughter them.
I don’t get that sense at all with the Britons I’ve met, nor those that post here on Freep. But the BBC, known to some as the Bloody Bleepin’ Communists, is another matter. It’s of a piece with the London Guardian, the New York Times, CNN, and Haaretz. Just how they came to loudly say mea culpa before Parliament is probably an interesting story, and on its face puts the lie to that accusation.
The United States of America has yet to elect a Jewish president.
A jack mooselimb commie traitor is the farthest we've ventured from the conventional.
Firstly, the British have not ‘always hated Jews’. There is NO history of antisemitism in Scotland, Wales or NI. And English antisemitism historically has been much, much less than mainland Europe. Modern anti-semitism has been confined to an upper class group in the 1930’s (the Cliveden Set) and a tiny minority of working class white far-right groups (like Mosley’s British Fascists of the 1930’s, and the BNP today). As well of course as a minority of Islamic extremists.
The British did reject and have continued to reject the anti-semitism that gripped Europe for a generation. The British simply have never cared (bar a minority) about people’s Jewishness. In fact, the tenets of Judaism and Jewish life (education, respect for law and order, hard work, morality) are greatly admired. The newest primetime documentary on British TV this week, which will be watched by about 10-15m people, is about the Jewish community of Manchester.
Some of Britain’s most admired and much beloved businessmen, entertainers, politicians over the years and now are openly Jewish. And some of our most iconic companies (Marks and Spencer’s, Odeon Cinemas, Burton’s) are Jewish.
Britain has had a Jewish Prime Minister, in fact the current PM has Jewish blood, and so many prominent Jewish
politicians over the years, I dont have the space to write them all. Where’s the American Jewish President btw?. You cant even elect a white anglo-saxon woman!.
I undertstand you are angry about this story, but to claim that Britain and the British people are anti-semitic is utterly wrong. Your ignorance of history and British history is utterly wrong.
Secondly, you are again so wrong about ‘Britain not letting Jews in’ its laughable. Everyone knows that Britain took in tens of thousands of German Jewish refugees in the 1930’s. 100000 to be exact. More than America, btw. So you are ignorant not once, but twice.
Lastly, to suggest we ‘let Hitler kill the Jews’ is so pathetic I almost think you are being funny. Where was America in 1939, 1940 and 1941?. Who fought Hitler and the Nazis the longest?. Who fought them alone when no-one else would?. Who took in more Jews than America?.
We British were the only people brave enough to stand up to the Nazis and the Italian fascists, whilst America cowered 3000 miles across the ocean.
And you have the ignorance and nerve to attack us?.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Fine. The BBC hates Jews and hates Israel. BBC has a large number of Muslims on staff when it comes to Asian and Mid East news. How many Jews work at the BBC Mid East news departments? Chis Hitchens found improvised Muslim prayer rooms at BBC London
You have a huge liudmouth leftist establishment in the UK. In England at least, that hates Israel and is always trying to sneak in academic boycotts of Israel and boycotts of Israeli products
But, as you say, the British people are not anti-Semitic
Disraeli was born a Jew, but was baptised a Christian and was an Anglican all his life. When it came to nut-crunching time, the Brits left the Continental Jews at the mercy of Hitler and his national Socialists.
I am aware of Disraeli’s life. Still, at least a PM who at least was born a Jew and had Jewish blood and background is more than America has put in the White House.
Nut crunching time?. It was Britain who took in 100000 Jewish refugees. It was Britain who stood in 1939 against Hitler and the Axis. And it was Britain who stood alone in 1940 and 1941 against the Nazis and Fascist Italy. Whilst America was nowhere to be seen.
You sneer about what Britain did at ‘nut-crunching time’, frankly what the **** did America do to help the Jews of Europe?. Or do to stop the Nazis?.
If we Limeys ‘let the Jews die’, god knows what the level of moral culpability of America 1933-1941 is then.
“what the **** did America do to help the Jews of Europe?. Or do to stop the Nazis?”
Really? But for our friends the Americans, I would not exist, and you would be, at best, a Nazi serf.
That said, I do agree the British anti-semitism is almost uniquely an upper-class phenom. I’ve been swept up among EDL football thugs accidently, and they treated me squarely all right, even respecftfully, and I have a kippa, beard, etc.
In contrast, at upper class parties (we lived in Knightsbridge for a year), we were shunned when they discovered we were Israeli and our children suddenly not invited to play dates.
‘Really? But for our friends the Americans, I would not exist, and you would be, at best, a Nazi serf.’
Yawn. History not your strongpoint, I see.
I’ll just put it into perspective, the USA lost roughly 450,000 men defending your homeland, while all of the United Kingdom, put together, lost 300,000.
I’m thinking whatever Scotland-centric history you read is as accurate as the Soviet version of the Great Patriotic War.
The US lost 450000 men helping to win the war and defeat Nazism and Fascism, as well as Imperial Japan. They did not die to defend Britain. If you think America saved Britain, then you make my point about your skewed notion of what happened in WW2.
BTW, I am a qualified historian, so the history I know is the real history. Not the Hollywood/America-centric rubbish you clearly think you know.
America helped win the war. And those 450000 men and women should never be forgotten. And I respect and honour their sacrifice. Pity you treat the immense British contribution and sacrifice with utter contempt.
“BTW, I am a qualified historian”
LOL. That’s explains your silliness.
“They did not die to defend Britain.”
That’s actually funny. The UK was on the ropes, and but for US industry and men would have lost.
“Not the Hollywood/America-centric rubbish you clearly think you know.”
I am not American, nor did I learn my history from Americans. My father, and all of my grandparents were victims of the Nazis in one way or the other, fleeing or dying in either France or German, depending on which story.
“Pity you treat the immense British contribution and sacrifice with utter contempt.”
I did no such thing. You’ve got me confused with another poster.
Sorry, but the reply you have quoted was a reply from me to Jewbacca, I have had no conservation with you in this thread.
I am quite happy to do so though.