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BBC senior staffer rapped for misreporting Israel killed “lots of Palestinian kids”

Andrew Marr, senior presenter of the BBC Sunday news program, concluded a discussion on April 8 of a Syrian chemical weapons attack on civilians by saying, “I mean there’s lots of Palestinian kids being killed further south as well by Israeli forces.” Anti-Semitisms campaign Jonathan Sacerdoti complained that this assertion was “completely incorrect, made up, irrelevant to the discussion on Syria and completely false.”  In the episode, reported by the London Daily Mail, the BBC tried to defend Marr, but Sacerdoti stood by his complaint. It was finally upheld. Fraser Steel, head of the BBC executive complaints, wrote to Sacerdoti: “The BBC’s guidelines require that output is ‘well sourced’ and ‘based on sound evidence.’ ‘In the absence of any evidence to support the reference to ‘lots’ of children being killed at the time of transmission, it seems to us to have risked misleading audiences on a material point. We therefore propose to uphold this part of your complaint.”

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9 thoughts on “BBC senior staffer rapped for misreporting Israel killed “lots of Palestinian kids”

  • Jun 24, 2018 @ 13:23 at 13:23
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    Marr is a straw man. A sham hard talker in a polka dot tie with a pair of large spectacles. A two bit groucho and a spoiler. etc. A Dimbleby, a Parkinson, a Ben Brown, a John Craven. A Simpson. A BBC pimp.

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  • Jun 24, 2018 @ 13:31 at 13:31
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    Britannia does not rule the vawes any more nor is it aware that the Kingdom does not swim very well.

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    • Jun 24, 2018 @ 17:36 at 17:36
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      Britannia does not Rule the Airwaves either.

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  • Jun 24, 2018 @ 13:46 at 13:46
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    So does this POS still have a job? If so – WHY!!?? This was NOT a mistake – it was INTENTIONAL!!! SACK THE BASTARD NOW!!!!

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  • Jun 24, 2018 @ 13:53 at 13:53
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    Andrew Marr is a killer – a killer of the truth. The BBC has a policy of lying about Israel. Once the lies are made nobody reads the retractions. Someone needs to sue the BBC and other creepy left- wing media because if it does not impact their budgets it will go on forever; antisemitism is eternal.

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  • Jun 24, 2018 @ 14:48 at 14:48
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    Is he trying to say that the 30,000 children killed in Syria amount to nothing? How dare he try to absolve Assad of responsibility for this and try to blame Israel for trying to compare it to this in Syria.

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  • Jun 24, 2018 @ 17:38 at 17:38
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    The British have a lot of problems, they tend to be Arabists and have been since WWI. We certainly see these positions in T.E. Lawrence’s [Lawrence of Arabia] encounters with the Palestinian Zionists; 100 years later this observer continues to hear this same line of thinking! Their unceremonious exit from Israel in 1948 has no doubt, contributed to present attitudes.

    They seem to have forgotten the admonition in Genesis 12:3

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  • Jun 24, 2018 @ 20:27 at 20:27
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    The BBC some years ago became very confused and has ever since fervently believes it is radio Berlin in Nazi Germany.
    The incessant anti-Semitic ranting should have been a giveaway.

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  • Jun 24, 2018 @ 22:14 at 22:14
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    It is very disgusting to read this, why they always need to hit with not true complaints against Israel and jews.
    I fear antisemitisem is on the rise again, again fueled by disinformation. But I hope now more Jews are save cause of the IDF…

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