BBC’s ‘Any Questions’ has been at it again

A guest post by Joe Geary.

(The programme can be downloaded here for a limited period of time or listened to here. The relevant section begins at 12:23′. – Ed.) 

Not learning any lessons from harbouring child molesters, the BBC is a natural home for Israel molesters.

First of all – the breathtaking question from one Stephen Bedford:

 “Despite all the foreign aid and support, Israel has spectacularly failed to get on with its neighbours. Does Israel deserve a future?”

How did they possibly allow such a question? Still, it tells you all you need to know about the Political Wing of the BBC.

Cue a vicious anti-Israel tirade from Shirley Williams.

She’s actually visited Gaza, she says (one wonders who showed her round) and it’s “a slum, worse than anything in Britain in the 19th Century”. But wouldn’t that be its government’s fault, Shirley? And you don’t know your history. Average Gazan life expectancy is over 73 years –  in Britain in the 19th Century it was below 40 and in 2011, male life expectancy in Glasgow was 71.

And it’s “crowded out to the gills”.  Yes, and how precisely is that Israel’s fault? Do they put something in the water to make Gazans have more babies?

And Gaza is full of people “who see their land slowly eaten up by more and more Israeli settlements”. Come again, Shirley? Israeli settlements in Gaza as the pretext for violence against Israel? The sheer ignorance is astounding.

So of course Jonathan Dimbleby, the BBC chair, steps in to quietly correct the facts. Fat chance. So yet another anti-Israel lying slander passes through the BBC airwaves.

 As for Williams’s motives. My guess is this. Her party keeps getting a kicking in the press and at polls. So what do you do? Turn round and give Israel a good kicking. Feel better now Shirley?

P.S. Dimbleby’s main contribution was to interject that in the current conflict only three Israelis have been killed but over 30 Palestinians. So the main problem for the BBC man is not enough dead Israelis.



15 comments on “BBC’s ‘Any Questions’ has been at it again

  1. Does Israel deserve a future? May as well ask whether Pakistan deserves a future. Pakistan and Israel became independent states at the UN at around the same time, yet Pakistan is almost a failed state, albeit with nuclear weapons, while many of its people remain woefully under provided for. And the ethnic cleansing and killings that took place right after its independence, dwarf the deaths that have resulted in and around Israel since 1948 until the present day.

    So perhaps the question should have been, does Pakistan have a future, except that the BBC could not possibly have given that airtime.

  2. The BBC gives forum to inciters against Jews and lies in its reporting.
    The pope is catholic.
    Bears shit in the woods.

  3. Now we know how German, Hungarian and Polish Jews felt in the 1930s. Britain is utterly beyond redemption. The BBC is an evil mouthpiece of an evil nation.

  4. One blogger wrote this about Bedford’s question:

    “To suggest that any nation does not deserve a future is tantamount to advocating genocide and Calton is wondering if, in fact, the question constitutes a hate crime under our new legislation on such matters. Perhaps someone should phone the police and find out.”

  5. Shirley Williams seems to believe the Arab spring has led to an increased desire for peace in Egypt – looked at most charitably, a mistaken view and, in reality, a deranged one.

  6. Wally

    Shirley also thought it “‘not wise and not very clever” to knight Salman Rushdie because of the offense caused by the Satanic Verses.

    This YouTube clip shows her twisting – and being rather well skewered:

  7. Right now Wyre Davies is telling us that Israel struck a Hamas official’s house “regardless of who might have been inside…” All died. Nothing about Hamas’s failure to provide bomb shelters. Nothing about its use of human shields.

    • Nothing about Israel actually aborting missions rather than harm innocent civilians. Nothing about Israel warning Gazans to stay clear of Hamas related targets. Nothing about Israel’s “roof knocking” which involves using bombs that do no damage but make a very loud bang, before using actual bombs that do damage, in the hope locals will get out of the area…

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