Saturday, July 22, 2006

UK - BBC backs anti-Israel protests

***scroll down for updates on the BBC's stealth editing.

That's the way it looks to me from this BBC report.

Look at how the BBC frame the report in the first paragraph.

Thousands of people across the UK are expected to join demonstrations against Israeli attacks on Lebanon.

Why does the BBC say thousands are expected to join in? I'll show you in a minute.

Notice the BBC says the attacks are on Lebanon instead of Hezbollah. The BBC could have easily have said attacks on Hezbollah inside Lebanon. That would certainly be more accurate as Israel is really attacking Hezbollah.

Look who's organizing the protests.

Eleven rallies have been organised by groups such as Stop The War Coalition and the Muslim Association of Britain.

A communist front organization and a terrorist front organization - something the BBC fail to point out.

After pointing out that there will be 11 anti-Israel protests the BBC point out that there will be 1 rally in support of Israel. Now, compare how the BBC report the numbers expected at each rally. First the pro-Israel rally.

Organisers of the event, run under the slogan, "Yes to peace, no to terror", are planning for numbers of around 2,500 to 5,000, said a spokesman.

Now the anti-Israel marches.

Police said organisers had estimated that between 5,000 and 15,000 people would attend.

The subtle implication is a "spokesman's" word against the "Police". Why didn't the BBC get a quote from the organizers of the anti-Israel march?

But here's the kicker. The BBC has a "poster" on the webpage that has the dates, times and the exact assembly points for each anti-Israel protest. It's almost as if the BBC is behind the protests. Well, since the protests are organized by communists and Islamists, they probably are behind them.

But why is Israel attacking Lebanon, er, sorry, Hezbollah?

Buried at the end of the report the BBC has this to say.

Israel says its attacks on targets in Lebanon are aimed at securing the release of two Israeli soldiers, who were captured by Hezbollah militants on 12 July, and preventing further Hezbollah rocket attacks.

Nice to see the BBC switched to "attacks on targets in Lebanon" instead "attacks on Lebanon". But notice the BBC leave out the most important piece of information to the story. The Israeli soldiers were captured inside Israel. A clear act of war which gives Israel the right to defend itself.


The BBC have now stealth edited the report and removed the "billboard" with all the assembly point information. I anticipated this and took a screen shot of it.


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