BBC misleads young audiences on Middle East geography

h/t RC

Newsround – described as the BBC’s “news magazine keeping young viewers up to date with the latest stories and events happening at home and abroad” – produced an article titled “Everything you need to know about St Andrew’s Day” on November 30th.

In a section sub-headed “Who was Saint Andrew?” the corporation’s younger audience was told that:

“We don’t actually know a lot about St Andrew.

It is believed that he was born between the years 5 AD and 10 AD in a place that’s now called Palestine, in the Middle East. […]

Andrew’s brother, Simon Peter, was also one of the disciples. They both lived in Galilee, where they were fishermen.”[emphasis added]

According to Christian tradition – including the Vatican – St Andrew was indeed born in the Galilee district, possibly in Bethsaida, and fished in the Sea of Galilee.

As the BBC surely knows, that area is of course not “now called Palestine” at all – it is in Israel.

BBC Watch has submitted a complaint.

Related Articles:

BBC’s Knell politicises St George’s Day with promotion of PA propaganda

 

Advertisements

10 comments on “BBC misleads young audiences on Middle East geography

  1. my friend,
    the jewish people and israel was made before your stupid jesus and muhamad come.
    open the jewish bible and learn history.
    we will never leave this country again.

    • Indeed but I am also conscious that they have no conscience and even less morals yet claim impartiality, At least the UN are open about their ganging up on tiny little Israel, (that is surrounded by the other 99.4% of the middle east), whilst the UN bury their bigotted heads in the sand on the rest of the world’s atrocities at the same time inviting the worst despots and dictators in the world to sit on the UNHRC in return for a permanent vote against Israel. Come to think of it that is another organisation that need closing down, it serves no purpose and is a waste of good money

  2. Pingback: Schaschlik | abseits vom mainstream - heplev

  3. Pingback: Schaschlik – nachtgespraechblog

  4. Pingback: BBC corrects inaccuracy in ‘Newsround’ article following complaints | BBC Watch

Comments are closed.