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Friday, 18 March 2016

Twice is a Coincidence: BBC boob boobs again

If he does it a third time, however ...

Yes, I'm talking about the BBC's Chris Rogers, who's on record as making light of the antisemitism he was supposed to be reporting about by clowning around.

To quote the Daily Mail a couple of years ago:
'A BBC journalist was filmed giving a Nazi salute and goose stepping while filming a documentary about anti-Semitic football fans in Poland and Ukraine.
Chris Rogers was caught marching with one finger under his nose, as crew reportedly looked on.
The BBC Panorama documentary Euro 2012: Stadiums of Hate, was filmed two years ago ahead of the tournament in Poland and Ukraine - but details of the gaffe have only just come to light.
Mr Rogers ... admitted that he displayed a 'lack of judgment'.
He said: 'I fully accept that some of my behaviour, which was intended as a joke, was deeply inappropriate particularly given the seriousness of what we were filming.
"I apologised and was strongly reprimanded by the BBC. I might have displayed a lack of judgement but none of this detracts from the serious football racism exposed in the programme."'
And now Mr Rogers has demonstrated questionable behaviour again.


To quote London's giveaway rival to the Jewish Chronicle, the Jewish News:
'The BBC has apologised after one of its radio presenters said on-air that Israel “hasn't really worked out” as a country.
BBC Radio London host Chris Rogers was hosting a phone-in on Tuesday about the refugee crisis when a caller asked: “Why can’t they put a load of them (refugees) in Africa?”
The presenter replied: “Is just dumping families from all over the world, with lots of different cultures and reasons for fleeing - is just dumping them in a new state, if we do Israel all over again, is that really the answer?
“I mean, Israel arguably hasn't really worked out, has it?”
A Board of Deputies spokesman called on Mr Rogers to clarify or apologise for remarks which he said were “off-hand, politically-loaded” and “most unfortunate”.
In response, a spokeswoman for the BBC explained that “Chris Rogers was trying to challenge the caller's point by finding a historical comparison and in the heat of a live programme discussion he picked the example of Israel.
“He accepts that his words might have implied criticism of the creation of the state of Israel which was not his intention. BBC Radio London apologises if any listener was offended.”...'
Funny how he just happened to pull Israel out of thin air though, innit.

Meanwhile, a very welcome development Down Under:

http://honestreporting.com/honestreporting-australia/
 (hat tip: Ian)

4 comments:

  1. Schadenfreude
    Ali Abunimah Suffers New Setback For Australian Tour; More Whining Ensues
    Sure, it looks like he will still get that coveted visa. But some are cluing in to what he is truly about. Like Sydney University, who have apparently cancelled the venue booking for his speech.
    And naturally his supporters have launched another petition, again claiming “political bias” behind the decision.

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    1. Thanks, Ian. Yes, they're as angry as wasps trapped in a jam jar.

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  2. On this logic and the way things are going how soon can it be said that France, Germany, Sweden, Greece and Britain haven't really worked out as countries either.

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