Sarah AB at Harry's Place has posted a highly pertinent piece called Responding to the death of King Abdullah.
She notes that notorious Israel-basher Ben White and pro-Israel blogger Guido Fawkes have come together (coincidentally) in astonished condemnation of the West's obsequiousness in the wake of the King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia's death.
Sarah's question is, given that the punishments prescribed for various crimes by the Saudi regime and by ISIS are pretty much identical, "How far can Realpolitik excuse the inconsistencies of Western foreign policy?" [For the pro-Realpolitik side, please read Con Coughlin at the Telegraph.]
Being Harry's Place, the comments - as fleeting as mayfly (dying after a mere seven days, poor things...ahem) - are well worth a read too.
Having not seen a great deal of the Beeb's King Abdullah coverage [other than Frank Gardner's News at Six report on BBC One, where he didn't mention flogged blogger Raif Badawi], I can't say how true this is (though it certainly rings true)...
....but there's a comment at HP about the BBC's reporting of the story that highlights another species of BBC bias:
Shazza • 6 hours agoLoved the way the BBC showed pictures of GW Bush having tea with King Abdullah but not the ones showing Obama bowing and showing obeisance (isn't he supposed to be a republican and hence did not show our Queen the same respect?) to this ghastly moslem king.