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BBC Watch

Listeners to BBC Radio 4’s ‘The World Tonight’ are promised “in depth reporting, intelligent analysis and breaking news from a global perspective”. Here is what those listeners heard (from 03:39 here) in the news bulletin which opened the programme’s August 15th edition. [emphasis in bold added]

Newsreader: “Israel has banned two US Democrat Congresswomen from entering the country because they’ve been critical of its policies towards the Palestinians. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar had been expected to begin a tour of the Palestinian territories later this week. Ms Omar has accused the Israelis of implementing President Trump’s ban on Muslims. Tom Bateman reports from Jerusalem.”

Bateman: “The Congresswomen – Ilhan Omar, who was born in Somalia and grew up in the US, and Rashida Tlaib, who is of Palestinian descent – have both supported the movement to boycott Israel. They were due to visit the occupied West…

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9 thoughts on “BBC Radio 4’s uncritical amplification of Ilhan Omar’s falsehood

  1. nottrampis says:

    This is stark in its inaccuracy, irony in itself.
    They were originally allowed to visit Israel as they should be. They were not allowed after pressure from Trump.

    This was no hard to find out

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    1. Jim Rose says:

      They never asked to visit Israel.

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      1. nottrampis says:

        Then how did Israel allow them entry and then not???

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        1. Jim Rose says:

          They asked to visit Palestine. Israeli laws help #BDS supporters boycott Israel.

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        2. nottrampis says:

          Jim,

          Israel clearly allowed them to come and then rescinded that on Trump’s ‘recommendation’.

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        3. Jim Rose says:

          Labour leaders as far back as Kinnock and Foot never defended Corbyn and his shenanigans. Democrats have no similar leadership ability to treat loonies for what they are.

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        4. nottrampis says:

          Who is defending corbyn. I certainly am not. It is irrelevant to this issue.

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        5. Jim Rose says:

          GOP did little to help that disgraced judge who won thier alabama primary.

          Parties have a choice about aligning with their extremists and entryists

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        6. nottrampis says:

          not sure what this has to do with the topic

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