I’m thoroughly annoyed with the BBC’s decision not to broadcast the DEC’s Gaza appeal. I’ve made this complaint via their website:
I’m thoroughly disgusted at the BBC decision not to broadcast the DEC appeal for Gaza. I have long supported the BBC as a necessary independent news organisation, but it seems the BBC has no conviction in its own journalism. It is trying to placate malicious people who keep accusing it of anti-Israeli bias, when the evidence has long been the other way. And now, to placate those critics it is refusing to air the Gaza appeal.
Why weren’t the same considerations in place during Vietnam? What about during the tsunami appeal when Tamil terrorists also benefited? It just highlights the BBC’s double standards on the issue and frankly I’m appalled it doesn’t consider Palestinians as humans who deserve external aid. From now on, I will be recommending everyone to stop defending the BBC as an independent broadcaster – the corporation has failed in its basic endeavour.
So far, more than 50 MPs have backed a Parliamentary motion, to be tabled on Monday, urging the BBC to screen the appeal. Meanwhile, the BBC has received about 1,000 complaints by telephone and a further 10,000 by e-mail. The Church of England has also waded into the row, with the Archbishop of York appealing for the BBC to consider humanity, not impartiality, and show the film.
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