The BBC's Charter and its Producers Guidelines state:
...'Due impartiality lies at the heart of the BBC. All programs and services should be open minded, fair and show a respect for truth? [BBC reports should] contain comprehensive, authoritative and impartial coverage of news and current affairs in the United Kingdom and throughout the world??
It's well known the Guardian group of newspapers political stance is something akin to the BBC. One example that shows this distortional bias very clearly is visible in their webpage - "Israel and the Middle East - Key Events"
Lest anyone think the following highlight is an oversight, I can tell you that I have notified various Guardian editors over the years to rectify it, to no avail. This is education - Guardian style
For the year 1994 the only event shown is "1994 - Baruch Goldstein, a demented Jewish zealot in the flashpoint West Bank town of Hebron, goes beserk in the town's most historic mosque, killing 29 Arabs with his assault rifle. "?
Amazingly ignored as key events are: 1. May 1994 - The Gaza/Jericho agreement in Cairo between Israel and the PA giving autonomy to the Palestinian Authority in those areas - Surely a Key Event
2. July 1994 - The Israel/Jordan peace treaty - Surely a Key Event
In light of the only event that this paper does show, would it not be equitable to also have had: 3. 40 Israelis murdered by demented terrorists in numerous beserk attacks throughout that year - most following the granting of autonomy to the PA?
At present, the BBC is only answerable to itself in deciding its standards and coverage. How does it measure up to what you consider good quality, and impartial and unbiased reporting as required by its charter? All TV viewers in the UK are forced by law to pay for this 'service'. Do you believe that what is received truly 'serves' the society, - or merely increases the problems within it?
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