Telegraph's Dan Hodges Says BBC News Didn't Mention Hamas Rocket Attacks. They Did.
|The Telegraph - 19 November 2012||
Dan Hodges has written in The Telegraph that BBC Radio 4's Today 08:00 news report was 'totally and utterly biased' towards Palestinian viewpoints. Hodges took issue because the report discussed the 18 Palestinians killed overnight, but didn't mention, he said, the 'Hamas fighters bombarding Israel'. 'How can that, from any objective viewpoint, represent balanced reporting?', he asked.
Quite simply put, Hodges is incorrect in this claim, and has either ignored or not heard the whole report. For his article he transcribes a quote from the radio news report, but this ends before correspondent Jon Donnison's report from Gaza which follows, and does mention the return fire.
As part of his report, Jon Donnison points out that:
...for a second night running, fighters in Gaza have returned little fire since midnight. But as was the case over the weekend, the rockets may resume later in the day. On Sunday, Tel Aviv was targeted by Hamas. A long-range rocket was shot down by Israel.
[The report can be heard by visiting the iPayer page for the show which will be available until 26 November and skipping to 2 hours].
Clearly, the report mentions what Hodges claims it did not.
Note: Almost a year ago, Dan Hodges called for the Creation of a 'Start the War Coalition' to lobby for an attack on Iran.
This morning there was no such ambiguity. No room for argument, or debate. The top of the BBC bulletin was totally and utterly biased...
...in the 08.00 bulletin the BBC chose not to report the Hamas attacks at all. Not one word...
The Telegraph - 19 November 2012
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