A BBC journalist asks ‘what’s wrong with Hamas?’

On March 28th the UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn posted a link on his Facebook account to an interview he had given earlier to the Jewish News.

Among the hundreds of comments below that post was one from a ‘broadcast journalist’ at the BBC called Becky Branford.

As regular readers know, BBC editorial guidelines on “Social Networking and Other Third Party Websites (including Blogs, Microblogs and Personal Webspace): Personal Use” state:

“The BBC’s reputation for impartiality and objectivity is crucial. The public must be able to trust the integrity of BBC programmes and services. Our audiences need to be confident that the outside activities of our presenters, programme makers and other staff do not undermine the BBC’s impartiality or reputation and that editorial decisions are not perceived to be influenced by any commercial or personal interests. […]

Even if they are not identified as a BBC staff member, editorial staff and staff in politically sensitive areas should not be seen to support any political party or cause.”

Branford’s comment has since been removed. Nevertheless, the fact that a journalist creating content for the BBC News website apparently thinks there is nothing “wrong” with a terror organisation responsible for the murders of hundreds of civilians gives plenty of food for thought.

6 comments on “A BBC journalist asks ‘what’s wrong with Hamas?’

  1. Every single word put out by the BBC is controlled to slag off Israel. The BBC is the most disgusting non-Arab anti-Semitic organisation on the planet and should be ejected from Jerusalem.

  2. “The BBC’s reputation for impartiality and objectivity is crucial”

    Everybody knows the BBC is NOT impartial yet nothing is done. It acts with impunity because the pathetic bunch in Parliament would never rescind or refuse to renew the Royal Charter (I presume they have a say in this) and release the public from the licence fee. The sooner it disintegrates the better,

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