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Over a year ago the Fogel family was massacared by two Arabs. Little children were slaughtered and an infant was slashed with a knife after being taken from it’s parents’ bed. The parents were killed too. The scene was discovered by a surviving child who returned home later.
The BBC barely mentioned it. Louise Mensch, MP for Corby in the UK, did notice and she recently said this to the Jewish Chronicle:
“The BBC ran the story on Radio 4 and a lead item on the website but they never subsequently touched it in broadcast or on the 24-hour rolling news programme on BBC News 24. I only found out, after the event, from an American blog, called “Dead Jews is no news” and the more I went into it, the more shocked I was.
At the time we said a big thank you to Louise Mensch (she was Louise Bagshawe at that time).
Well the head of the BBC, Mr Thompson, has given an appology.
“But I do want to say, to all our audience including our Jewish and Israeli audiences here and around the world, we do want to make sure we are fair and impartial. We made a mistake in this instance.”
Mrs Mensch said after the meeting that she was extremely pleased with Mr Thompson’s response. “I was very satisfied with his frank admission, He understood how this had affected the Jewish community.”
But the follow up question that nobody has really asked the BBC: What are you doing differently today to make sure this doesn’t keep on happening?
We know the answer: nothing as witnessed by the headlines this weekend as Jews are once again targeted by indiscriminate weapons of war.