At about 7.30 tonight I grabbed a glass of red and put on the tv, I don't know why but I put on foxtel and went to the BBC. What was on?
President Assad of Syria that's what.
I watched until 7.50, the BBC broadcast a boring speech by the president of a meddling, oppressive, terrorist sponsoring, islamic state for at least 20 minutes. From what I saw and heard he did nothing but claim that Israel does not want peace and that the ceasefire is a wonderful victory for the Arab (read muslim) nations. He waxed on and on about the same subjects for the whole time I watched, every now and then the camera would show a large auditorium filled with an enthusiastic audience who seemed to clap on cue.
What I found interesting in a disturbing sort of way was that during the speech the BBC split the screen and showed on one side pictures of the destroyed buildings and celebrating people who I assume were muslims, all this while Assad spoke on the terrible war mongering Israelis.
The whole broadcast raised too many issues to go into here, but can you imagine the following scenarios?
The American or Israeli presidents being broadcast, unmediated, by the BBC for 20 minutes or more? During the same broadcast the BBC splitting the screen and showing war damage during talk of muslim aggression?
The BBC may as well merge with Al Jezeerah and accept that they are as one with the muslim community. It is a sick sorry suicidal treasonous organisation that needs to be sold / broken up / shut down or something along those lines. The ABC is not far behind it.
P.S. This is almost the worst result Israel could have got. This is really going to end in tears.