October 05, 2015

BBC, Al-Jazeera English criticized for biased coverage of Jerusalem terror attack

Rebel Staff

"Palestinian shot dead after Jerusalem attack kills two": That's how the BBC chose to headline its story about the fatal, unprovoked knife attack by a Muslim terrorist on an Israeli couple, their baby, and the man who rushed to their aid.

According to i24News.tv, "the head of Israel's Government Press Office [GPO] issued a stern warning to the BBC Saturday evening," while international social media lit up with ridicule and disgust aimed at the British Broadcasting Corporation's choice of words.

"There is a limit to the lack of objectivity in press coverage," GPO chief Nitzan Hen said in his statement, "and this time we are talking about an outrageous title, which reminds one of the headline given by the CNN TV station after the slaughter at the synagogue in Har Nof, which introduced the attack as 'an attack on an Israeli mosque,'" said Hen Saturday night.

"While the BBC corrected its title later this evening, tomorrow I intend to reprimand the head of their office in Israel and to warn him directly that we do not intend to let this pass unchallenged," he added.

Al Jazeera English, meanwhile, was also widely criticized for its tweet about the same crime:

"Palestinian shot dead after fatal stabbing in Jerusalem; 2 Israeli victims also killed"

The news outlet later apologized, explaining that the tweet had been "written under the pressure of breaking news."

Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner tweeted, "As I said yesterday Al Jazeera outjazeerad itself. Now they apologize."


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commented 2015-10-21 19:51:01 -0400
Deborah Graupner : Don’t fall for the commie crap. This is autocracy in full swing. Much of the western media is now owned by 6 companies who are more concerned about content rather than truth, while they attempt to push independent sources like SNN out of business.

Brinkman is just one of their pet hamsters who shouldn’t be taken seriously.
commented 2015-10-21 19:45:20 -0400
Doug Brinkman : You do realize you come off like a wannabe Ron Burgundy right?

It is quite clear you are a gloryhound who would gladly tell us the sky is falling just to get some ratings. It is all about quantity for you isn’t it? How do you expect me to take you seriously after your idiotic rant here?

You are a real douchebag.
commented 2015-10-07 12:17:51 -0400
Rick Plesnik – I’ve complained to that leftist monopoly, the CRTC many times. They can’t even respond. When a terrorist news group is approved over our own home grown conservative news channel, then this institution needs to be gutted of the communists, who are applying their own agenda, in this institution. Maybe we need to give all government workers, or potential workers, lie detector tests, so that we can level the playing field, and out those who shouldn’t have the positions to begin with.
commented 2015-10-06 16:03:47 -0400
LOL. OK, yeah, I get my information on the Cold War fro Pravda. Makes as much sense as relying on Al Jazeera, the terrorist network of the Middle East.
commented 2015-10-06 00:54:37 -0400
I want to say I can’t believe that you trust AL- Jazeera for accurate reporting but when I consider your past comments on a competing news site it’s just the usual and unprofessional and idiotic narrative we’ve come to expect from you.
Try Google searching " Al-Jazeera fabricates stories and stages injured Muslims being carried away ".
commented 2015-10-05 21:17:19 -0400
Liberty Rodent said: “Who, in their right mind, would support a Qatari based news outfit broadcasting in English when there are infinite options available.” Who indeed? How about the Communist Radio Television Commission, otherwise known as the CRTC in Canada. They apparently thought it important to foist Al Jazeera onto cable subscribers while denying carriage to a home grown SNN! Why am I not surprised?!
commented 2015-10-05 20:28:27 -0400
Doug Brinkman ANGRY CONSERVATIVES? More like angry feminazis and radical islamists you mean.
commented 2015-10-05 20:26:47 -0400
So DOug Brinkman , why no report on the jewish family attacked in Clagary or trhe Levin trial from the great CBC? Oh yeah they are biased hypocrites, now tell em why Muslim face coverings are fine hutterite coverings are bad? THe blatant hypocrisy of the left on this is insane, i remember the vitriol from the left when the Hutterites wanted exceptions.
commented 2015-10-05 20:21:47 -0400
Have waited with baited breath for RICHARD or DOUG BRINKMAN to explain, “Everything that I’ve looked into tells me that Islam is a religion of peace.” He is finally starting to give us some hints about everything that he has looked into given that he enjoys and relies on Al-Jazeera for “accurate reporting”. A public broadcaster like the CBC, supported by the public purse, makes no sense today as they will pander to (slant their news reports even more to support) whatever leftist political party promises to give them more from the public trough to support their leftist propaganda. Muclair with his promise to restore cuts in the CBC’s budget, but not, for example, the cuts to our military, gives one another excellent reason to not vote for the NDP! Understandably leftists love the CBC, but then they should pay for it themselves!
commented 2015-10-05 19:46:46 -0400
The only thing 11,000 viewers looked at, on your video, was an image of your Butt, with a Crescent Moon tattooed on it.
commented 2015-10-05 18:34:22 -0400
Doug is so excited, I am sure he blew a load off in his pants! Get a room already…
commented 2015-10-05 17:57:03 -0400
Meanwhile my CBC is reporting this hour Court clears way for Muslim woman to take citizenship oath wearing niqab – The Federal Court of Appeal has denied the application for a stay of the Federal Court ruling in favour of Zunera Ishaq, clearing the way for her to wear a niqab during a citizenship ceremony…

Thank goodness we have the CBC and thank goodness we have an awesome Court System!
commented 2015-10-05 17:17:43 -0400
Brinkman said, “I actually enjoy Al-Jazeera …”

Why does that not surprise me in the least?
commented 2015-10-05 16:54:25 -0400
I actually enjoy Al-Jazeera and have relied on it in past for accurate reporting during the Arab Spring – the BIG NEWS FELLOW REBELS!!!! Really happy about Tom Mulcair’s announcement today of reversing the $150 million funding cuts to our CBC- and you should be too!

A bit of citizen news trivia for my rebel friends: I was thrilled – NO ECSTATIC! When BBC Newsworld ran my YouTube on their front page on my EXCLUSIVE NEWS STORY Killings in Ethiopia Outrage Edmonton’s Oromo Community – I earned COUNT EM REBELS over 11,000 views world wide! YouTube: https://youtu.be/iEZD3lLmRuI

You see we not for profit independent citizen news people really do have a place in a world starving for news and information GAD-DURN IT! Even the Rebel media has used my work on Omar Khadr giving me credit – Edmonton’s Active Citizenship – Free News Sharing http://www.ciactivist.org/CitizenFreeNews.html

Will SHEILA GUNN REID be releasing a news story about last Saturday’s Grande Prairie rally of angry conservatives?
waiting in (yawn) Edmonton…
commented 2015-10-05 15:21:14 -0400
Al-Jazeera is an out right, Left Wing, Islamic propaganda machine. The BBC, CBC, and and all the rest of the Media Party, including the US Mainstream Media, are Left Wing, Islamic, propaganda machines. They are all Politically Correct, Progressive Thinking Sht Heads.
commented 2015-10-05 14:37:44 -0400
Who, in their right mind, would support a Qatari based news outfit broadcasting in English when there are infinite options available.
commented 2015-10-05 14:32:36 -0400
A public broadcaster like the CBC supported by the public purse makes no sense today as they will pander to whatever political party promises to give them more from the public trough.
commented 2015-10-05 14:28:51 -0400
Indeed British officers even joined the Jordanians to kill Jews during the 1948 war.
Did the baby make it? What bravery from the Palestinian. Attacking a couple and their baby.
commented 2015-10-05 12:12:03 -0400
There should be real sanctions, fines and public apologies for the entire direct audience and financial supporters.
So far this action is like buying a fire extinguisher after your house has burned down … the damage they wanted to inflict has been done, changing the headline after most people read it is like putting lipstick on a pig.
commented 2015-10-05 12:09:55 -0400
A news organization that has a modus operandi of “written under the pressure of breaking news”, should be given no credence.
commented 2015-10-05 11:45:51 -0400
In case you did not see this. It is amazing how much restraint Israelis have. Palestinians do nothing but provoke, then play victim. Slowly but surely these news agencies are getting exposed for what they really are.
commented 2015-10-05 11:38:42 -0400
There is something to be said in defence od dismissive contempt in a news headline – ferinsatnce:
“Marxist parasites found dead after renewed Harper majority attack kills CBC funding”:
commented 2015-10-05 11:22:32 -0400
Vlad, I watched the NFL! Go Packers!
commented 2015-10-05 11:01:36 -0400
Difference between The Rebel and CBC – The Rebel is supported only by the users that watch and listen, then you have the CBC where everybody pays and nobody watches. The CBC is not for the people anymore, it is for their own political socialist agenda and this in itself should not be supported by all taxpayers, if socialists want to support their political agenda then let them support the CBC. It will be only a matter of time before the all people realize that the CBC is not affordable and should not be supported with tax dollars, let them survive like all other state broadcasters and let them raise their own funds.
commented 2015-10-05 10:50:14 -0400
DOUG BRINKMAN commented 31 mins ago
BRIAN KELLY said BBC, CBC,needs to be disbanded or public funds removed.
not going to happen…

This is a perfect example of how fucking stupid you really are doug fuck off brinkman.

Even assholes like you doug fuck off brinkman, are pumping your simpleton spew online – TV/Cable and the CBC are dead dead dead. The CBC is ranked 17 in Canada on Alexa – $1B per year buys a lot of traffic – and that’s what this handout is used for – buying online ads/CPCs/CPMs to buy traffic.

Rebel Media is now 839 on Alexa – that’s huge – a blog that’s been onine for 6 months with a handful of staff – take that to your CBC fuck off friends doug fuck off brinkman and keep comparing Rebel Media to the CBC. This comparison suits your mentality.
commented 2015-10-05 10:41:20 -0400
CBC is done – CBC lacks the will to compete because they are children of goobermint handouts ($1B per year) and as a result, the CBC is getting left behind – it’s all online now. The big joke like is that CBC radio is valuable – total bullshit – CBC radio is just as shitty at CBC TV.

Amazon, Netflix and about a dozen streaming sites in Europe like Netflix which are free is the way now – and there are dozens of other competitors coming.

It’s not that the CBC should sold because of it’s communist content – the CBC should be sold today, because in a few years, the CBC will be worth it’s chattels – and these are worth about 10 cents on the dollar on average. CBC employees are damn near worthless as the media market is already bloated with j-school grads.

The world is changing and cable subscribers are dropping faster than ever.

Anyone catch NFL football on Sunday? I did – I went to www.streamsports.me and watched for free – looking forward to watching the Jays in the World Series – FOR FREE.

It’s all about the web and it’s here today. Late adopters eventually get it. CBC should be sold today before its value drops to one dollar.
commented 2015-10-05 10:28:04 -0400
Brinkman the truth is that Jews are attacked every day in Jerusalem. The IDF have shut the old city down due to the Arab violence while Jews are at prayer.
commented 2015-10-05 10:24:40 -0400
Brinkman the trouble with village idiots like you is you don’t know the difference between truth and lies based on bias.
commented 2015-10-05 10:23:59 -0400
Brinkman the trouble with village idiots like you is you don’t know the difference between truth and lies based on bias.
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