June 30, 2003
Israel to BBC: Piss Off

Not in those words, but their press office has decided to stop assisting the BBC in any way, is going to impose visa restrictions upon BBC reporters, and will not provide the BBC with opportunities to interview Israeli politicians.

This row has been brewing for some time, but the final straw was the BBC's decision to broadcast an outrageously offensive and one-sided program about Israel's suspected weapons programs, including an unsubstantiated claim that Israel used chemical weapons on Palestinians in 2001. (Israel categorically denies the claim.)

Read the full story in the Kansas City Star.

posted on June 30, 2003 01:50 AM


The BBC bias has become so patently obvious in the past year, that I wonder how long it will be before our government takes some kind of action. Andrew Sullivan has an item up today suggesting that BBC heads may roll over their phony charges against Blair.

posted by Terry on June 30, 2003 05:13 PM

As an aside, here in Tampa, the Discovery Channel is now sponsered by the New York Times. The NYT is slowly sneaking their typical viewpoint into the shows they air.
One less of the 500 channels to watch!

posted by Bill on July 1, 2003 07:47 PM

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