Monday, August 28, 2006

Possible new BBC foreign correspondent?

Quick recap.

The Press Gazette on August 24:
(Channel 4’s Alex Thomson) said that "because a lot of journalists are lazy(*)" much of the British public hold the inaccurate perception that Lebanon had been completely destroyed.

He said that from the parts of Southern Lebanon he had seen, 25 to 30 per cent of the buildings had been destroyed or damaged.

He said that journalists had to genuinely say what they were seeing, which often did not fit with the cliché of "nasty, bullyboy Israel/United States smashing the downtrodden Arabs and Muslims".
Alex Thomson reporting from Bint Jbeil, August 14:
"As you can see, the centre of the town destroyed on a really wholesale scale, more so than since the last civilians left here, though it has to be said that on the outskirts, the suburbs - pretty much untouched by the Israeli attack and invasion. Across the valley, the outer areas of town virtually intact."
Orla Guerin reporting from the same street in Bint Jbeil on the same day:
I haven’t seen a single building that isn't damaged in some way. Many have been flattened, many have been singed. This town has really been wiped out.
And now - George Galloway in southern Lebanon on Talk Sport, August 27:
In these villages are scenes that can barely be described by television, never mind by radio, but I’ll do my best. We’re talking about villages where the schools are flattened, where the hospitals have been attacked, where hardly a single dwelling is undamaged by aerial bombardment… In Bint Jbeil, the worst damaged of the southern Lebanese towns, virtually nothing is left standing.
Rumours that Galloway is being lined up as the BBC’s next Middle East correspondent are unconfirmed.


[(*) "Lazy" - inaccurate, misleading, biased, lying)]



Previously.

Orla Guerin - Busted.
Orla Update - causing a stir.
They came in their thousands.
Orla.
Orla - a reply of sorts.
Orla Watch.
Support for Guerin?

1 Comments:

Blogger AntiCitizenOne said...

You know I'm still waiting for a reporter to say that underneath the schools'n'hospitals that Hezb'Allah (Iran) built is an arms dump.

You know I'm still waiting for a reporter to say that deliberatly placing weapons in civilian areas is a war-crime.

You know I'm still waiting for a reporter to say that deliberatly targeting Israeli civilians is a war-crime.

You know I'm still waiting for a reporter to say that Hezb'Allah invaded Israel to kidnap the 2 troops.

The MSM has picked it's side, I personally cannot consider them non-combatants anyore.

12:17 pm  

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