Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WELCOME, THIS IS THE NEWS FROM THE BBC, THE CLOCK THEN STRIKES 13.

When the bombs were falling on Gaza a little while ago it was on our screens and in the news constantly; albeit the Israeli version of it; the BBC and western news agencies acquiesced with Israeli/American wishes/commands, you had to search for a channel like ‘Al Jazeera’ or ‘Press’ to get some kind of balance. This was a shameful episode for what was once one of the world’s great news agencies the BBC, people must make up their own minds about why this was allowed to happen, even in the face of horror and revulsion from millions of British people they did not break ranks with those powers, why was that I wonder?

Following the end of the carnage when the awful consequences of the Israeli aggression were becoming more and more difficult to hide and the world watched in disgust, when we thought the BBC could not get any lower they did. When plans to appeal to the country for aid for the Palestinians of Gaza the cowards at the BBC refused to show the appeal claiming that it would create an imbalance in their reporting of the war in Gaza. With 1,300 Gazans dead and Thousands injured, homeless, and hungry while 13 Israelis were killed; I think that someone had already created an imbalance.

British playwright Caryl Churchill wrote a well received play in response to the Gaza tragedy called “Seven Jewish Children” the play’s theme is taken from Jewish history and guess what; BBC radio bosses refused to broadcast it because they claimed again they were concerned about impartiality, what is going on here who is pulling the strings?

How do you make someone like George Galloway disappear; better still how do you make him disappear when he is actively seeking publicity; not only that; he is being helped by thousands of volunteers but he has still disappeared. Those who keep an eye on such matters will know that he has led a convoy across land to Gaza with hundreds of vehicles and volunteers to bring aid to the strip and highlight the plight of its people. Is it only me who finds it strange and not a little worrying that we have seen nothing and heard very little about their progress on this humanitarian mission? Why have we not seen it on TV why do the BBC not have a correspondent with them, who has decided that it will not be reported, like them or not no one can possibly claim that it is not newsworthy, what has happened to the BBC? Why was it not possible to see pictures of the earlier mercy boats travelling to Gaza in international waters to deliver desperately needed aid?
This is a news blackout by the BBC and someone is standing on it’s neck, Orwell used broadcasting house as the “Ministry of Truth” in his novel 1984 it would appear that the torturer O’Brien is still stalking the corridors with his cage full of rats and those who run what has now become a farce are cowering before him.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Considering the BBC announced that Building 7 had collapsed almost 30 minutes before it did tells you a lot about the BBC and the media in general. If you want real news dont watch TV and dont buy newspapers. They are full of dumb-downed rubbish.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 11:19
OK so if we follow your advice, where will we get our news from?

Rumbold said...

Terry:

Al Jaeezra English strikes me as an excellent news source. I recommend it.

Some of us have been following the convoy:

http://www.hurryupharry.org/2009/03/04/wish-you-were-here-2/

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Rumbold) 19/03/09

Watching Al Jazeera could get you thrown out of the golf club, it’s excellent and so is it’s neighbour ‘Press’

Anonymous said...

Perhaps if Douglas Alexander and Tony Bliar had went there when the bombs were falling thousands could have been saved. Instaed they waited for over a month after the fighting had stopped - cowards.

Anonymous said...

George is his own self seeking publicity agent - he always has been. I remember him from his days in Dundee. He loves himself and will try and charm the knickers off of any woman in the vincinity if he thinks he will get away with it.
He is not worth praise in anyway Terry. Have a look at his past record over party funds and his treatment of his wives!

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 12:34
Absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with what my post said; not a single thing was it too complicated for you?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 19:14

You really seem to have missed my point rather badly; it was about censorship and Galloway and the aid convoy are very good current examples of it. You should read the piece again and try to see what I’ getting at, forget about Galloway he’s a member of another party and he is anti Labour; he is my political enemy. The salient point is that the convoy and Galloway are news and we can’t get to see it.

Rumbold said...

Terry:

From waht I havbe heard, Press TV is pretty poor.

Anonymous said...

Yoy say:-

"Absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with what my post said"

But your heading is:-

When the bombs were falling on Gaza a little while ago it was on our screens and in the news constantly

So why can't I ask you where Blair and Alexander were when the bombs were falling ????

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

It’s certainly not glamorous and is very much a shoestring operation but; it gives a platform to some very interesting people who would not get heard on the BBC etc. they sometimes give a fascinating insight in to world politics.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with what my post said; not a single thing was it too complicated for you?