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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:



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


rebuild their homes.

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.