BBC Slammed For not Airing Gaza Plea

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.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.