Guardian and BBC ignore Egyptian crackdown on Gaza trade

The BBC and the Guardian are quick to report anti-Israel stories. But where's the beef on Egypt and Gaza?

by Media Hawk on 18 February 2013 12:32

Traditionally, when a 'Gaza in strife' news story comes down the wires, you can bet your bottom dollar that the BBC and the Guardian will be first to plonk the copy on their respective websites - of course leaving the fact checking and further analysis for later never.

Today marks a change. For once, the Beeb and the Grauniad have both chosen to instead run with two headline stories that don't involve Gaza. Perhaps because the latest story about the crackdown on Gaza's trade is due to Egypt and not Israel.

In fact, both the BBC and the Guardian are leading with stories that reflect Israel in a negative light today, with absolutely no word (as of midday) on Gaza's latest problems. 

The Guardian leads with an Instagram photo (big news) while the Beeb draws its readers' attention to the trial of Avigdor Lieberman, eschewing the fact that in most of Israel's neighbouring countries, no such trial would have even occured.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Images here and here have just been sent through to The Commentator, live from the Erez crossing from Gaza into Israel, showing just a few, out of the thousands of Palestinians that cross into Israel on a weekly basis, who do business in the Jewish State.



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