Netanyahu wins headline spat with BBC over Jerusalem stabbing

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  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Netanyahu wins headline spat with BBC over Jerusalem stabbing
    By Joy Bernard
    June 17, 2017 22:24
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded that the BBC change the headline it used to describe Friday's lethal attack. The MFA also bashed the channel for 'biased' coverage.
    Benjamin Netanyahu/BBC

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to reproach the BBC after the British news channel released what the premier deemed to be a biased report describing Friday's terror attack, which resulted in the death of a 23-year-old border policewoman.

    The original report was titled: "Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem," a headline that omitted the fact that the three perpetrators, who operated in two different scenes, were neutralized after they attempted to assault Israeli policemen and killed Staff Sgt. Maj. Hadas Malka.

    Another notable figure who criticized the BBC for its misleading headline was US President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., who took to Twitter himself to lambast the station for the article they published. "You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death... right? This is as close to being misleading as possible," he charged. Netanyahu had reportedly requested that Yuval Rotem, the Director General of the MFA, as well as the Israeli Embassy in London, both act to have the BBC acknowledge that the headline misrepresented the details of the attack and change it.

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  2. athenasius

    athenasius Well-Known Member

    Good for Netanyahu!
  3. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    Good am glad BBC was put in their place.
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  5. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    Thanks Andrew good to know.
  6. Brent101

    Brent101 Well-Known Member

    The problem is that this is a chronic pattern for the BBC, not an isolated incident.

    If the BBC had reported earlier this month that "Three Moslems Killed by Police at London Bridge" - the entire editorial staff of the BBC would have been forced to resign. But because the terrorists were killing Jews in Israel, the BBC merely corrects a headline when they're called out, and no fundamental change occurs.
  7. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    Your right Brent101. I recall this not being the first time.
  8. Andrew

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