Thursday, June 29, 2006

UK - BBC rejects call to use terror and terrorism

No surprise there.

The BBC has rejected a call made by an independent panel studying charges of bias in its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to change its editorial policies on the use of the word "terrorist" and appoint a senior editor to oversee its Middle East coverage.

Using the word "terrorist" to describe attacks on civilians, BBC management argued in a paper released June 19, would make the "very value judgments" it had been asked to eschew.

An independent panel in May found the BBC's reporting from Israel did "not consistently constitute a full and fair account of the conflict but rather, in important respects, presents an incomplete and in that sense misleading picture."

Yes, but remember, the investigation covered just one year and that was the year Sharon had his stroke. A fuller investigation would have proven the truth that the BBC is a danger to us all.

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