The BBC needs to be cleaned out, top to bottom, and this requires a Parliamentary investigation. It needs to have John Simpson (see here for more) discharged as head of the World Service. It needs to be asked why it is refusing to reveal the contents of an investigation into bias in its coverage of the “Middle East conflict” (which means the Lesser Jihad against Israel).
In a few — just a few — cases, the outcry was too strong, and the outrageousness of the coverage too egregious, to be ignored, so a few transfers were made. For example, there was Orla Guerin, married to a “Palestinian” and a determined propagandist herself for The Cause. The steady drip-drip-drip in her outrageous coverage did so much to poison the minds of so many listeners, steadily over so many years, about Israel. She’s now been sent to South Africa, where she will continue to do what she can — for example, she’ll never cover the growing Muslim threat in Capetown, because for her, with her view, there is no Muslim threat.
There is Barbara Plett, who on air wept after Arafat — that great man — died, and who, only because of that on-air sobbing, revealing her bias, had to be transferred. In other words, her years of viciously one-sided reporting from Israel (along with Orla Guerin) could have continued forever, had she not wept for Arafat those real, not crocodile, tears. She’s now in Afghanistan — or is it Pakistan?
And then there is Lys Doucet, of the unusually hard and nasty voice, who was a cross between Guerin and Plett. Quite a trio. She’s been transferred, for her outrages, to Pakistan — or is it Afghanistan?
But what about all the Arabs and Muslims on staff, who influence the kind of young, leftist, Englishman, already trained to accept an anti-Israel narrative, already raised up to “know” that is this place called “Palestine” and people who apparently — so they think — always called “Palestinians” which must mean it’s their country, and those terrible Jews — yes, we regret the Holocaust but for god’s sake that was a long time ago, wasn’t it, and (now repeating a staple of Arab Muslim propaganda) “why should the Arabs have to pay for the crimes of Europeans”? Never a hint of wondering over the position of Jews under Islam, never a recognition that more than half of the Jews in Israel never left the Middle East. No hint of recognition that Islam must be understood if Arab opposition, and permanent Muslim refusal to countenance an Infidel nation-state is to be understood. That refusal that can be ignored if, and only if, Israel remains militarily overwhelmingly stronger, and if, and only if, it has the ability to deal with the demographic conquest that threatens not only Israel, but ultimately, Great Britain and the other countries in Western Europe.
The BBC has been attacked for its totalitarian anti-Western bias by Vladimir Bukovsky. If you don’t know that name, look him up — he should be known. Its coverage has been dissected by Trevor Asserson and others now monitoring the BBC. But as yet there has been no outcry in either House of Parliament. And we need an outcry, well-informed and devastating, like the outcry in the House of Lords, forty years ago, when Lord Shackleton and Lord Maugham (in his maiden speech) ripped into slavery in Arabia, especially that malign place, Saudi Arabia. Their efforts, that outcry, forced the Saudis and other Arabs, by 1962, at least formally, to end the practice of slavery, at a time when there were nearly half-a-million slaves in that country, our “staunch” ally then and now.
The BBC is the source from which many obtain their news and therefore their worldview. Like the U.N., it has been infiltrated and captured by Muslims ably abetted by non-Muslims who are — not all, but many — subject to those two mental pathologies that has done such damage in Western Europe, anti-Americanism and antisemitism. There have been recently cases of people quitting the BBC, people who did not share either the anti-Americanism or the antisemitism, and who are disgusted by what may be called the “culture” (as that word is now used) of the BBC. They too should testify. The few decent papers should make a stink, raise holy hell. And in this country, people should raise holy hell about the BBC being transmitted by NPR — and supported, therefore, by American taxpayers, either as donors, or as those who subsidize NPR because it has charitable status.