Louise Mensch Gets A Fogel Apology From BBC

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.


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  • Shy Guy


    • Tom

      *two thumbs up*!!!

  • Travis

    The BBC needs to be privatized.

  • Some people are beyond satire

    We’re sorry you caught us hating Jews. cordially – the BBC

  • tom

    “we are sorry that our Jew hatred was so obvious. In the future we (might) try a bit harder to hide it. NOT!”

  • Hi


    Is Islam a religion of hate?

    • tom

      The western world tries to teach us that it’s a religion of peace. Never heard it from a muslim. Maybe you understand it better when you hear it from Wafa Sultan.

      Or was this a sarcastic question?

      • Hi

        Not Sarcastic

        Someone was saying that one of the difference’s in religions is that christianity has the old testament and the New Testament – the new being more enlightened whereas the Koran never had that enlightened phase.

        Not sure about the Torah

        • tom

          Well first of all: We never get tired of this…it’s actually great fun.
          Now, as per definition a testament becomes automatically obsolete, when a new one is written. Meaning: if a person rewrites his testament, then the first one has no meaning. Therefore Jews don’t refer to the Torah as the “old” Testament, like Christians do.
          I can only speak from a Jewish perspective: The Torah was given to the People of Israel at mount Sinai at the year 2448 from the creation of the earth. We are at the year 5772 so, it was exactly 3324 years ago.
          The Torah existed before the world and is an eternal scripture, given from G-d to Moshe at Sinai, when approx 2.4-4.8 millions of people were attending. (the Torah mentions only the 600’000 men between the age of 20 and 60, so you can do the math with women, children and the elderly)
          A Torah scroll is unusable, meaning not kosher, even if there’s one letter missing. It can’t be used in praying services, etc.
          So we enlighten ourselves, more the Torah enlightens us, every day from new. Most in depth studied scripture is the Babylonian Talmud (aka Gemara), because of it’s depth in thinking, ethics and complexity. Everyone who has ever learned Gemara knows where the Jewish thinking comes from.
          This is part of the “Oral Torah” (Mishna), which was written down, so it won’t be forgotten. (Until approx. 1800-1600 years ago, it was passed down mutually, not written) The Gemara (Talmud) discusses the Mishna.
          I hope this wasn’t too long…

      • Hi

        I’m Sorry you must get realy tired of this

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