Sunday, November 07, 2004

The BBC apologizes -- kind of

The BBC has apparently acknowledged that correspondent Barbara Plett was guilty of a "misjudgement"; The Sunday Telegraph runs an important editorial in which it writes:
Ms Plett's flood of feeling is just the most overt and recent manifestation of a pro-Palestinian bias endemic within the BBC. As a publicly-funded organisation, it should remember that it is not paid to take sides. As things stand, however, we might conclude that Mr Arafat's culpable "ambivalence towards violence" is echoed by our national broadcaster.