Only three things certain in life: death, taxes, and BBC anti-Israel bias

BBC Gaza correspondent shows prejudice towards Israel on Twitter

by Aquarius on 26 October 2012 12:24

There are not two, but three certain things in life: death, taxes, and BBC anti-Israel bias.

Not letting the side down, BBC Gaza correspondent Jon Donnison put in a robust display this week in a twitter conversation about the escalation of violence between Gaza and southern Israel. 

First, let's look at some balanced reporting: According to The Times of Israel, for example, 

Since Tuesday afternoon Palestinian terror groups in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have fired dozens of rockets and mortar shells at Southern Israel… The IDF has responded to the barrages by targeting terror cells and Hamas installations in the Gaza strip. Three Palestinians were killed in overnight airstrikes. 

Similarly, Reuters reported on Wednesday that Israel killed a Hamas gunman in the second round of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, as a response to rocket fire at its southern towns what resulted in three people being wounded. 

Factual, accurate news.

Back to the Beeb's Jon Donnison who portrayed the 2-day barrage of air strikes between Southern Israel and the Gaza Strip as thus: 

So far, so bad. But it gets worse. Donnison then got embroiled in a less-than-flattering conversation which took the idea of institutional bias and ran with it -- all the way into 'activist' territory it seems.

Donnison may be a busy man but he ought to at least make the time to defend his prejudices. So much for integrity, impartiality and honest reporting...

Hat-tip to BBCWatch

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