Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Strictly impartial

Stephen Pollard has been getting a bit aerated about perceived BBC bias in its treatment of the Lebanese crisis. He quotes a BBC insider as saying that whereas Sky transmit a proportion of their coverage from Haifa, the BBC is almost exclusively transmitting from Beirut - evidence of where their loyalties lie.

There are better places than here to go to look for evidence of such bias, and in any case, I'm not sure Pollard is quite right here. I distinctly saw on the BBC one reporter in Beirut to report on how Israeli bombs looked on the way down, and another one inside Israel to report on how Israeli shells looked on the way up. What could be fairer than that?


Blogger Serf said...

We know they had reporters in Israel, because they showed pictures of little girls signing shells.

12:25 pm  
Blogger Tim J said...

Well there you are. Biased indeed!

12:31 pm  

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