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1 freetoken  Fri, Jul 20, 2012 3:13:07pm

Umm... here's what the BBC webpage you link says:

Seat of government
Jerusalem, though most foreign embassies are in Tel Aviv.

That is not inaccurate. However, it is probable that the BBC is pussyfooting around the word "capital".

2 Bob Levin  Fri, Jul 20, 2012 3:25:38pm

Oh, there's still bias. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall during their debate, which resulted in simply cutting and pasting from Wikipedia.

Does that lower their journalistic integrity, or does it raise ours?

3 sliv_the_eli  Fri, Jul 20, 2012 3:57:36pm

re: #1 freetoken

Umm... here's what the BBC webpage you link says:


That is not inaccurate. However, it is probable that the BBC is pussyfooting around the word "capital".

You are correct in that it is not, technically, inaccurate. It would likewise be accurate for the BBC to identify Washington, D.C., Brasilia, Nay Pyi Taw and Abuja as the "seat of government" of, respectfully, the U.S., Brazil, Myanmar and Nigera. (n.b., I chose these four because, as with Israel, their current capital was not their original capital).

But the BBC does not use the phrase "seat of government" for the capital of those countries. Instead, for every country in the world save Israel the BBC identifies the capital city, correctly, as the "Capital".

It is only Israel for which the BBC not only refuses to list its capital, but engages in linguistic contortions in order to avoid doing so. That, by any definition, is evidence of bias.

4 Eclectic Infidel  Fri, Jul 20, 2012 5:29:26pm

It's totally preposterous listing Palestine as a country. It's a fricken region FORMERLY known as Palestine, now known as Israel. The anti-Israel bias can't get any more blunt than that.

5 Prideful, Arrogant Marriage Equality Advocate  Fri, Jul 20, 2012 6:42:30pm

I shall here on out refer to the capitol of England, London as "An English area of importance"

6 Flavia  Fri, Jul 20, 2012 7:27:56pm

How do they list towns in certain areas in Ireland? Specifically: Derry, or Londonderry...?

7 Ayeless in Ghazi  Sat, Jul 21, 2012 10:56:58am

re: #3 sliv_the_eli

The BBC altered the Palestinian page as well, such that it now reads “Intended seat of government East Jerusalem. Ramallah serves as administrative capital.”

Is this the same BBC that was never ever going to change it's Palestine page because of how determinedly anti-Israel they are?

LOL


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