Monday, January 26, 2009

The BBC Gaza Debacle: They Should Run Every DEC Appeal

Without fear or favour. It can be no surprise that Harry's Place is backing the BBC decision not to run the DEC appeal. Here's my comment there:

The BBC should simply adopt policy to publish every single DEC appeal that reaches the correct critical mass for this, irrespective of whether man-made or natural disaster. That's the only way.
Otherwise the BBC is unconsciously backing the lie that arabs in the middle east are somehow less human than arabs and other africans in Darfur. Both situations obviously have political roots. Both are now humanitarian crises ... humans suffering.
Run the adverts. Perhaps the government of Israel could settle the matter by running DEC appeals on their own TV channels. Thank the BBC and Sky but say they are misguided.
These suffering people are living in what amounts to a colony of Israel after all, ruled from the Knesset whoever they vote for.

1 comment:

Benjamin said...

Mark Thompson subjected himself to a two fingers up humiliation on BBC Breakfast this morning when the journalists showed him exactly what they thought by beaming the appeal up behind him whilst he was explaining exactly why the BBC would never show it. You can see it here: