BBC reporter Jeremy Bowen was recently censured by the BBC Trust for “biased” reporting on the Middle East. It was just another attempt by the Zionist lobby to silence any criticism of Israel. And it will fail. But, argues British broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby, the costs could be great:
Dimbleby said that Zionist publications, lobby groups and bloggers all over the world had used “distorted versions of the report to justify their ill-founded prejudice that the BBC has a deep-seated and long-standing bias against the state of Israel”.
“Conversely, millions of Palestinians, other Arabs and Muslims will by now have been confirmed in their – equally false – belief that the BBC is yet again running scared of Israeli propaganda. And that really is damaging,” he said.