Biased BBC True to Form On Tel Aviv Bus Bombing


bbcIn the aftermath of a terrorist attack in Israel, the BBC can always be relied upon not to avoid clearly stating that a terror attack has occurred. This is the opening paragraph of the  report on yesterday’s bus bombing:

At least 10 people have been injured in an explosion on a bus in Israel’s commercial capital, Tel Aviv, in what one Israeli official described as a “terrorist attack.”

The BBC still can’t bring itself to say outright that the bombing was an act of terror.

The article continues:

After the incident, near military headquarters, huge blasts were heard in Gaza – an apparent Israeli strike on the football stadium.

It suits the BBC’s view of the conflict to portray Israeli actions as vengeful retaliation. In fact, the football stadium had been the launch site for Palestinian rockets and would no doubt have been the target of an Israeli air strike irrespective of the Tel Aviv terror attack.

Once again the BBC is true to form.

Honest Reporting

{ Newscenter}


  1. I think if you want to pick an example there are many better examples to give. During this conflict the BBC has been far more ‘balanced’ in its’ reporting than previously, due no doubt to the investigation and report, but is still far from perfect. But on this occasion I heard an Israeli spokesman interviewed by the BBC say that to the effect that we are still establishing whether this is a terrorist attack or not, so should the BBC be more sure than the Israelis themselves make out?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here