Two days after Easter Sunday, our ally Saudi Arabia crucified a man. 36 other men were executed.
A Lebanese journalist, Sarah Abdullah, tweeted: "Saudi Arabia dismembers a single Washington Post journalist -> the media completely loses it. Saudi Arabia mass-beheads 37 people, mostly from the repressed Shia minority, and put one of the bodies on public display -> the same media barely makes a peep.
Andrew Neil, in turn, then tweeted: "Sarah Abdullah has a point. Just looked at home pages of a few major Western news websites (US & UK). Not a sausage".
I looked at the home page of the BBC News website at the time of Andrew's tweet and guess what? Not a sausage.
That's not to say that the BBC didn't report it, because I heard them do so. But the difference in the scale of coverage remains striking.