Anti-Israel campaigners seek Balen 2 from the BBC

As if enough public money had not already been wasted by the BBC in order to prevent the publication of the 2004 Balen Report, a petition is now doing the rounds to try to persuade the BBC to repeat the exercise. 

“This petition calls upon the Trustees of the BBC Trust to initiate a full, impartial and public inquiry into the way that the BBC reports on matters relating to Israel in relation to events in the Middle East, with the objective of establishing whether such bias exists and if so how this should be remedied on an enduring basis in the short and long term.”

Although it would undoubtedly be simpler – and cheaper – to petition the BBC to release the report it already has, that of course would not achieve the same PR effects that the initiator of this petition apparently seeks. Read all about it over at The Commentator.  

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