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    The BBC isn't biased at all.

    The pro-Palestinian bandwagon just don't want anything "mainstream" to be on their side; that takes away from their revolutionary, anti-US, anti-Western foreign affairs image. So best to decry uncool Auntie as "biased" rather than have her affiliated with you.
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    It's not so much bias as just bad reporting. Everyone who is invested in one side or the other knows far more about the situation than is ever going to be reported. The BBC cannot report all the nuances and facts and context and so whatever they do report will not contain as much information as people on either side would like.

    It's not bias it's just that it's damn-near impossible to properly report on a complex long-term conflict in a 5-minute news report.
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    From the first page alone half the posts say BBC is pro Palestinian and the other half say it's pro Israeli; surely that must mean they aren't biased.
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    (Original post by Henriette_ny)
    The BBC are very much biased.

    Whenever an israeli soldier is captured, they say he's been "kidnapped". Kidnapped for goodness sake! They'll even show his family and the people of his community. But when a palestinian is captured, they are simply arrested. We don't see their faces, or their stories or their crying parents on the news. They don't matter.

    The most obvious example of BBC bias was their reporting of the 'bring back our boys" campaign. The whole world was in pieces over those innocent boys, a massive propaganda campaign.
    The truth was the israeli officials knew that the boys had been murdered within an hour of them being killed but made a huge sympathy campaign instead of telling the truth.
    They admitted they knew the boys weren't missing. But did the BBC report this? Of course not
    On your first point I think you confuse truth with bias. When an Israeli soldier is captured he is not taken to a Prisoner of War camp. He is not afforded the rights of prisoners of war. He does not stand trial. He is kept isolated and demands are handed over for his release. That is the very definition of kidnapping.

    On the other hand, when Israel captures a Palestinian, they are taken to prison and have visitation rights and groups have access etc. The prisoners is afforded the rights of prisoners under Israeli law. That is the very definition of a prisoner.

    As for you complaint that the BBC focussed on the campaign to find three kidnapped teenagers. That you would consider that "propaganda" is pretty sick. Even if you're right that the Israeli government knew that they had died (and I would like a credible source for this please otherwise I will assume it is a lie), the BBC did not know.
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    (Original post by UniOfLife)
    It's not so much bias as just bad reporting. Everyone who is invested in one side or the other knows far more about the situation than is ever going to be reported. The BBC cannot report all the nuances and facts and context and so whatever they do report will not contain as much information as people on either side would like.

    It's not bias it's just that it's damn-near impossible to properly report on a complex long-term conflict in a 5-minute news report.
    I don't think it's just the BBC so much as British TV news in general, but I'd say there's very much a bias towards short-term description in international political stories.

    For example, you'll get a main piece describing the major recent developments. Recent context behind these developments will be mentioned relatively briefly, and anything earlier, not at all.

    For whatever reason, there's been a shift to the news towards showing lots of scenes of death and destruction without really explaining it.
 
 
 
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