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Saturday, November 06, 2004

The Unbiased BBC

Here is a quick little story. It is for all the Europeople that get their unbiased news from the BBC. It is from the Telegraph in the UK.

500 criticise BBC 'I cried for Arafat' report
By Tom Leonard
(Filed: 06/11/2004)
A BBC correspondent's on-air admission that she cried at Yasser Arafat's departure from Palestine was a "misjudgment", the corporation said yesterday after it was inundated with complaints.
The BBC, which has long faced accusations of anti-Israeli bias, has received 500 complaints over the broadcast last Saturday by its Middle East correspondent, Barbara Plett, on the Radio 4 programme From Our Own Correspondent.
In the report, Plett described her reaction as the helicopter carrying Arafat - who is in intensive care in a Paris hospital - lifted off from his compound in Ramallah.
"When the helicopter carrying the frail old man rose above his ruined compound, I started to cry . . . without warning," she said.
BBC sources said that senior editors had remonstrated with Plett over her words, adding that she too accepted that they had been "misjudged". A BBC spokesman said: "From Our Own Correspondent is one of the few programmes that offers listeners personal stories behind the headlines, a format which permits correspondents to write freely."
However, the fact that a Middle East correspondent has such sympathies will fuel claims that of BBC bias towards the Arabs.
A spokesman for the Israeli government said that it would make an official complaint about the report, although the corporation said it had yet to receive one.

Long live Fox News Channel!
totalkaosdave, 4:56 PM