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Friday, August 20, 2010

No Israeli complaints of antisemitism? Must be balanced then.

An update on this post. I received a reply to my email of complaint: the same reply, it would appear, that every complainant received. The whole text is below, but first I'd like to point out just a few sections of this piece of complacent arrogance.

1) Jane Corbin is a world renowned journalist with twenty years’ experience reporting for ‘Panorama’ and the on-going conflict in the Middle East. She is respected for her dedicated, impartial and balanced work on both sides of the conflict and approached this subject with the same level of fairness which she is known for.

Translation: how dare you accuse our embedded-with-the-IDF reporter of bias. How DARE you!
2) We appreciate some viewers were unhappy about the nature of the video and audio footage we showed......The majority of the footage used in the programme is openly available on the internet........All featured footage was meticulously double and cross checked to verify its accuracy; any footage of uncertain events during the raid was clearly labelled as such.

Translation: we described the notorious bogus "Go back to Auschwitz" footage in a voiceover as being of "disputed authenticity", and you can get it on the web and find out there that it's fake, so what's the problem? OK, so you could say the same about the Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion, but this is our progeamme and we decide what gets shown on the basis of ideology, not fact. Suck it up, plebs. And of course we didn't ask for access to the hundreds of hours of video footage confiscated by the Israelis from the passengers on the Mavi Marmara. Why would we be interested in that?

3) The programme made it clear that the flotilla was still in international waters, ninety miles from Gaza.

Translation: .....but obviously the question of whether the Israeli attack was therefore legal or not was not in our remit. Why bite the hand that feeds you?

4) We believe the programme was balanced and impartial.

Translation: After we had spent five minutes discussing the iron rods and knives used by the passengers (with pictures), and reporting an IDF spokesman suggestimg that they had firearms (with no evidence of a single bullet wound to an Israeli soldier), and a further five telling how the IDF had fired paintballs and shot at passengers' legs, obviously we had no time to consider why there were no serious injuries among the solders but nine fatalities among the passengers (shot at close range, mainly in the back of the head, according to the autopsy report). If you consider this unbalanced there must be something wrong with you, not with us.

5) We acknowledge the strength of your views regarding this matter, thanks again for taking the time to contact us.

Translation: Fuck off and stop wasting our time with your pitiful bleatings about truth and balance: we have a hasbara service to run here.

Here is the full thing in all its high-handed glory. (The mis-spelling of "culturesofresistance.org" is the BBC's, showing how much attention they paid to the token non-Israeli footage).

Dear Mr Saunders
Thank you for your feedback regarding ‘Panorama – Death in the Med’ as broadcast on 16 August. Please be assured that your concerns were forwarded to the programme’s production team.

We understand the strength of feeling regarding the Israeli Defence Force’s operation against the Mavi Marmara on 31 May 2010. We recognise the complexity of the subject and note its ramifications within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a whole.

This programme intended to explore the considerable confusion about what actually happened on the Mavi Marmara on the day in question.

Israel has been accused of breaking international law by seizing a Turkish ship. Israel says the protesters were terrorists. Turkey insists they were innocent victims. With several inquiries underway Panorama’s Jane Corbin uncovered important new evidence from both sides in a bid to establish what really happened.

Jane Corbin is a world renowned journalist with twenty years’ experience reporting for ‘Panorama’ and the on-going conflict in the Middle East. She is respected for her dedicated, impartial and balanced work on both sides of the conflict and approached this subject with the same level of fairness which she is known for.

We appreciate some viewers were unhappy about the nature of the video and audio footage we showed. We can assure you that enormous care was involved in selecting the footage we showed. During the programme we made it clear that a variety of different sources were shown, some from the Israeli Defence Force, some from the IHH and “culturesofresitance.org” and others from individuals who were onboard the Mavi Marmara on the night in question. The majority of the footage used in the programme is openly available on the internet.

All featured footage was meticulously double and cross checked to verify its accuracy; any footage of uncertain events during the raid was clearly labelled as such.

Viewers were shown a wide range of opinions and whenever a question of authenticity of footage arose, we made this clear.

We also spoke extensively to the groups and individuals involved in the incident including three Israeli commandos involved in the raid; the head of the IHH - Bulent Yildirim; the Free Gaza Coordinator on board the Mavi Marmara - Lubna Masarwa; three Turkish activists and activist Ken O’Keefe, who were on board the Mavi Marmara on the night in question. We also spoke to Hamas official Dr Ahmed Yousef in Gaza. They were all given sufficient time and a platform to make their points.

The programme made it clear that the flotilla was still in international waters, ninety miles from Gaza. The programme also made it clear that a number of inquiries are ongoing.

We believe the programme was balanced and impartial, going to great lengths to give opposing sides the opportunity to air their views.

We acknowledge the strength of your views regarding this matter, thanks again for taking the time to contact us.
Kind Regards
BBC Audience Services

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