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British News Media Bias Laid Bare in Call For Boycott…….

If there ever was a doubt over whether or not the international media is biased against Israel, the British media has managed to remove that doubt once and for all. Britain’s National Union of Journalists’ no longer keep their cards close to the chest, after their open condemnation of Israel for its “military adventures” during the second Lebanon war and in Gaza.

I am left to assume that the NUJ considers the sovereign right of a state to protect its citizens (a right firmly embedded in the UN constitution) does not apply to the Jewish state. How considerate, by the same standard Britian was guilty of its own “military adventure” against the Germans during WWII.

Apparently the NUJ has no boycott of Lebanon being pondered, for their role in crossing Israel’s border to both murder and kidnap its soldiers, as well as using its own citizens as human shields while they launched (militarily insignificant) rockets into Israeli population centers loaded with ball bearings and other kinds of shrapnel, solely designed to inflict civilian casualties ect.

Apparently the NUJ has no boycott of Lebanon being pondered, for their role in crossing Israel’s border to both murder and kidnap its soldiers, as well as using its own citizens as human shields while they launched (militarily insignificant) rockets into Israeli population centers loaded with ball bearings and other kinds of shrapnel, solely designed to inflict civilian casualties ect.

“The Daily Telegraph’s Washington correspondent, Toby Harnden, characterized the vote as “inane, ineffectual, counterproductive and insulting to the intelligence.” “Why should my dues be spent on anti-Israel posturing of which I and many other members want no part?” Harnden wrote on his Telegraph blog, condemning the motion as “tendentious and politically-loaded propaganda that would be rightly edited out of any news story written in a newspaper that had any pretensions of fairness.”

Craig McGinty, a freelance journalist and member of the Union of Journalists asked on his blog, “How boycotting any nation’s goods, whether it’s Israel, China or Umpah Lumpah Land will help improve the lot of both staff and freelance journalists.”

Former Guardian reporter and Yahoo Europe news director Lloyd Shepherd quipped that he now looked “forward to similar boycotts of Saudi oil (abuse of women and human rights), Turkish desserts (limits to freedom of speech) and, of course, the immediate replacement of all stationery in the NUJ’s offices which has been made or assembled in China.”

I refuse to take seriously any journalist who attempts to dissuade the public from believing that the journalistic profession is immune from political biases. More here. KGS

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