Do you remember when Lauren Booth - Israel-hating, Hamas-friendly half-sister of Cherie Blair - got into a fluster over a false rumour that Jeremy Bowen had been pulled out of Gaza by the BBC after a complaint from Israel -, a rumour promoted by a concerned Tariq Ramadan (Israel-hating, Hamas-friendly).
@BBC send jeremy Bowen back to Gaza. Let him report!“@TariqRamadan: @BBCNews HAS REMOVED JEREMY BOWEN FROM #GAZA ... pic.twitter.com/DpoDIuevgL”— Lauren Booth (@LaurenBoothUK) August 4, 2014
The original tweet was deleted after Lauren realised it was a hoax. However, it still serves to show that Jeremy Bowen has some interesting admirers.
Just by chance today, I came across another admiring tweet from the time of the Gaza conflict:
@BowenBBC Both sides are accusing you of backing the other one. Further proof your reporting is impartial.
— Mira Bar-Hillel (@mirabarhillel) July 12, 2014
Praise indeed from notorious Israel-basher Mira Bar-Hillel.
[**Heavy sarcasm alert for what follows**]
Well, if Lauren, Tariq and Mira are fans and think that his reporting is spot-on, then Jeremy Bowen's reputation for impartiality is surely placed beyond question!