BBC Slammed For not Airing Gaza Plea

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By Ben Cohen

Even the British Government is battering the BBC for its refusal to broadcast a charity appeal for Gaza. From the Guardian:

The

BBC

was in


crisis tonight as politicians including government ministers, religious


leaders and senior members of its own staff condemned the decision not


to broadcast a charity appeal to help the stricken people of

Gaza

rebuild their homes.

The
corporation's director general, Mark Thompson, was left isolated as
rival broadcasters ITV and Channel 4 agreed to put out the plea for aid
made jointly by 13 British charities. The BBC has decided the broadcast
of the appeal might be seen as evidence of bias on a highly sensitive
political issue.