Monday, July 31, 2006

The image of Qana

During the BBC's live coverage of the Qana atrocity (with Fergal Keane doing a fine job), a reporter interviewed an Israeli government spokesman. He asked: "Doesn't [the massacre] damage Israel's image in the world?" The spokesman paused before replying: "This isn't about image, this about the tragedy of 50+ innocent lives being lost." Sometimes, even for the villains, the BBC can be too craven!

1 comment:

  1. Anyway the image was damaged. By the way, BBC is capable of doing really brilliant periodistic job. Just watch its shows called Panorama (



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