And no my friends, this is not a joke.
CNN is reporting that the blokes at the BBC refused to "broadcast a plea from leading British charities for aid to Gaza . . . "
For which I applaud them but there reason?
"[T]he ad would compromise the public broadcaster's appearance of impartiality."
I'm not sure what's more ironic - that the BBC still considers itself a bastion of impartiality (for those of you who have been living in haze of an apologetic cloud - or under a rock- I refer you to Honest Reporting's One Year Analysis of the BBC) or that people out there actually think the BBC is honestly a pro-Israel organization . . .
In any event, I give credit, where credit is due, and thus wish to commend the BBC (for once) for sticking to their guns - it is entirely inappropriate to give credence to those who wish to aid organizations such as Hamas that are labeled by governing bodies, including the EU, as terrorist groups.
What is more, a news organization is obligated to remain impartial, and by airing advertisements for such a cause breaches the very fabric of fact and impartiality upon which news is based.
Good on you BBC . . . Now let's see you keep it up!
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