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to be astounded at the bbc reporting bias?

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MrsTerryPratchett · 30/03/2011 21:06

It's the Torygraph so probably equally biased. It is a dreadfully sad story and a tragedy. I would like to know how they know if was a Palestinian, there just seemed to be an assumption that it was. Also, there are many, many horrifying acts all over the world every day. Does the BBC report of of them?


splashymcsplash · 30/03/2011 21:07

Truly shocking murder of a family including 3 month old being beheaded and it was completely glossed over by the BBC.

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catchmeifyoucan · 30/03/2011 21:08

Was it reported on Sky? Itn? CNN? Fox? Anywhere?


TheseThingsAreGoodThings · 30/03/2011 21:09


"Also, there are many, many horrifying acts all over the world every day. Does the BBC report of of them?"

You can guarantee that had it been the other way round and an Israeli had slit the throat of a 3 month Palestinian baby it would have made the headlines.

I wish the OP had not posted this. There will be so many people posting with excuses etc for this barbarism.


TantePiste · 30/03/2011 21:11



splashymcsplash · 30/03/2011 21:11

Mrs pratchet this event is extremely relevant to the middle east peace process which is the subject of a lot reporting.

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nailak · 30/03/2011 21:13

this is shockin news, i dnt know how anyone can harm innocent children like that.

i understand people bein anry over settlers but that is definitely no justification and just perpetuates the cycle of hate.

but i do have to say i aree with above posts that their are lots of these incidents happenin around the world om every continent daily, that are not internationally reported, why should it be internationally reported becuase it is an israeli settler family? are they deemed more important then families in asia, or africa that have this fate?

when that prenant woman in uk was burned to death, or that family burned to death in uk was it in international news? i dont know the answer btw


MrsTerryPratchett · 30/03/2011 21:14

As I say, how do they know it was a Palestinian? The article didn't say. Maybe it would have been reported had it been a Palestinian family. I heard once that many times as many Palestinian children die in these confrontations than Israeli children.

I am not excusing this. I don't like the settlements but murdering children is dreadful. One dead child is too many.


splashymcsplash · 30/03/2011 21:14

thesethings I truly hope not. there is no excuse for this :(

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catchmeifyoucan · 30/03/2011 21:14

Anyone? Can anyone tell me which, if any, news channels carried this story?


TheseThingsAreGoodThings · 30/03/2011 21:16


I agree that lots of horrid incidents around the world go unmarked. But everything that happens in Israel / Palestine is. As the BBC seems to focus on this conflict more than any other.

But for some reason - they chose to ignore this one.


nailak · 30/03/2011 21:18

ok, i can accept that

but ive been thinkin, how is it even possible for a palestinian to et in to an israeli settlement? i mean they would have to et past the idf first? unless it was a decorator or builder or somethin who committed the killins?

that is assumin it was a palestinian.


TheseThingsAreGoodThings · 30/03/2011 21:18

Mrs Terry Pratchett

Yes - alot of children have died in this conflict.

This is the only one I know of that was beheaded in its own bed.


bristolcities · 30/03/2011 21:19

We don't hear about every atrocities inflicted on the Palestinians by Israelis. There would be no room left for any other news. Its normally just a coverage of the general circumstances. One were in general this sort of thing is inflicted on the Palestinians on a daily basis.

Buts lets not forget the Tories hate the BBC so unbiased to the goings on in Gaza or the BBC's reporting of it this most certainly not be either.


TheseThingsAreGoodThings · 30/03/2011 21:21


Do you not even have the decency to condemn these killings? And to express some sorrow?


MrsTerryPratchett · 30/03/2011 21:22

Again, NOT condoning killing children. The way it happened was dreadful but again, how do they know it was a Palestinian?


Want2bSupermum · 30/03/2011 21:24

The media in Europe tend to be biased against Israel and the US is biased for Israel. Moral of the story is to read a couple of different news sources and then try and determine fact from bias.

If I want to know what is going on in the world I tend to read sources from the UK (FT, Telegraph but less so as quality has gone down), US (NY Times, Washington Post, USA Today), Russia (Moscow Times) and Japan (Japan Times). I don't read them all in depth but glance over them once a week to keep myself tuned in to what is going on in the world.


bristolcities · 30/03/2011 21:25

I would have thought that was pretty obvious, goes with out saying.


LessNarkyPuffin · 30/03/2011 21:26

There's already a thread on thishere.


TheseThingsAreGoodThings · 30/03/2011 21:28


bristolcities · 30/03/2011 21:32

What is your point TTAGP? Is this going to turn in to bias Israeli propaganda???


bristolcities · 30/03/2011 21:33

I thought the point of this thread was to determine if the bbc was biased not which side is more barbaric?


BellsaRinging · 30/03/2011 21:36

To be honest, I'm not surprised. I will admit bias myself as someone who lived in Israel for some time in the nineties. It was generally accepted as a given there that the BBC was pro-Palestinian, and when I returned I did notice a marked difference in the reporting I had seen from CNN/Sky and that of the BBC. It's a subtle bias sometimes as well, so you might see for eg the bare bones of a story, eg, "Israeli family killed", but the horrific details, the beheading of a 3mo, are not included.


nailak · 30/03/2011 21:42

noone should be celebratin the murder of children and babies imo, wheres the articles about celebrations? that is wron.


complexnumber · 30/03/2011 22:47

You are aware that Louise Bagshawe is an MP, hence her journalistic work might have a hint of bias.

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