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article imageSadly, the BBC Shows Its Anti-Israel Bias Once Again

By Carolyn E. Price     Jul 3, 2008 in Politics
Even though a BBC reporter witnessed the recent bulldozer attack perpetrated by a Palestinian terrorist upon the citizens of Jerusalem, it's website chose to lead with "Israel Bulldozer Driver Shot Dead".
Not to be outdone by its sister in the media, BBC World television coverage lead with the headline: "Breaking News: Israel Attack: Jerusalem bulldozer driver shot dead by security".
Not: "Man Rampages Through Jerusalem With Bulldozer"; or "Man Driving Bulldozer Ploughs Through Pedestrians", or even "Israeli's Mowed Down By Crazed Man Driving A Bulldozer". Nope, once again, those big bad Israeli security forces wreaked havoc against a demented bulldozer driver (who as it turned out just so happened to be a Palestinian) and shot him dead in the streets of Jerusalem.
Apparently the BBC finds that it is more important to report that the security forces shot and killed a man ... a man who, incidentally, was in the process of mowing down pedestrians, buses and cars with his bulldozer at the time.
HonestReporting.com (whose Mission Statement says that it monitors the media, exposes cases of bias, promotes balance, and effects change through education and action against Israel) is reporting that BBC correspondent Tim Franks was at the Jerusalem Capital Studios office, located directly across the street from where the carnage took place and witnessed most of the incident, first hand, from his office window. HonestReporting says:
The BBC can have no excuse for not having the basic facts of the story in front of them from the very beginning.
Israel National News is reporting that the BBC later changed it's headline to read: "Bulldozer rampage hits Jerusalem", without referring to the fact that an Arab was driving the bulldozer or the fact that three Israeli's were killed in the attack. No, it would seem that the BBC found that the story was really about how an inanimate object (the bulldozer) drove itself into Jerusalem and somehow, hit the city. How about "Bulldozer rampage kills three in Jerusalem"? Or, "Palestinian kills three Israeli's in Jerusalem with bulldozer"? I guess those two are just too much like the truth.
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