Wednesday 22 October 2014

Oozing bias

BBC Watch spotted a few characteristically biased tweets from the BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen in anticipation of an upcoming Radio 4 programme he's doing about olives and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

He's kept the tweets coming, however, since Hadar's post and you'll find them all below (so far). 

They probably tell you all you need to know about the forthcoming programme (so you won't have to listen to it), and they certainly tell you more than enough about Jeremy Bowen's concept of impartiality - i.e. reporting that makes the Palestinians look much, much nicer than the nasty Israelis. Many of the tweets show the breadth and depth of Palestinian 'niceness', while there's just one that shows the 'nice' side of Israel and several more that try to show its 'nasty' side. 

My prediction? The programme itself will inevitably follow the same clearly biased path as these tweets. 

1 comment:

  1. It must be lerve. There’s definitely something odd about Bowen’s unabashed adoration of Palestinians. Half patronising, half reverential.


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