Sunday 16 November 2014

Of inverted pyramids and BBC reporting

Is the BBC News website the worst UK media outlet when it comes to reporting Israel? Does it even out-Guardian the Guardian sometimes? 

That was a question which led a post here yesterday, and there's more evidence for the answer 'Yes' from David at Five Minutes for Israel. His article, 'Tale of Two Stories', is well worth reading and, I'd say, very much on the mark.

He looks at two BBC News website articles
and shows how their unbalanced structure works to distort readers' perceptions in an anti-Israeli direction. He also contrasts the way the BBC reports Palestinian deaths with the way it reports Israeli deaths, humanising the former at the expense of the latter. 

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