Framing The Discourse / Lying By Omission

There was a huge march in London today. Against Israel’s brutal attacks on civilians in Gaza and in defence of the Palestinians. But if you just glanced at the front page of the BBC, this is what you’d see:

Thousands protest in London over Gaza violence
Organisers urge the UK government to help end the fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants

When you click through, THEN and only then, do you get this:

Thousands of people have marched through central London in support of the Palestinians amid ongoing fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza.

The organisers of the protest called on the UK government to stop allowing what they described as “Israel’s brutal violence against and oppression of the Palestinian people”.

Demonstrators marched to the Israeli embassy chanting “free Palestine”.

It comes after the worst week of violence in Gaza and Israel since 2014.

At least 139 people have been killed in Gaza and nine in Israel since the fighting began on Monday.

Israel says dozens of militants are among the dead in Gaza, while Palestinian health officials say nearly half are women and children.

(Source: BBC News)

Notice the difference between the front page summary and the actual news article?

It’s with little tricks like this that the BBC distorts the reality of protest marches against Israel. The casual reader would skip over it and think, ‘Ahh, they want everyone on both sides to stop the violence.’

No.

The protest was specifically to protest against Israel’s horrendous attacks on civilians and their shelling of buildings containing women and children. It was not ‘Protest against Gaza violence’ it was ‘Protest against Israeli violence.’

The sly treachery of the BBC is unbelievable.


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