Don’t take this the wrong, I’ve been writing and recording satire about sensetive and delicate subjects for years. But then again that’s who I am. I’m Brian of London, my very name is an homage to the comic messaish himself, John Clease and the rest of Python.
So I’m not a representative of what was once the world’s most repsected news organisation. I don’t carry the initials “BBC” in my bio. And it doesn’t matter how many times your write that your twitter account is personal: if you identify yourself as from the BBC in your bio, then travel to Gaza during a war on the BBC’s dime, we can assume what you say is going to rub off on the BBC.
Here are the bios of these two:
Just yesterday Jon Donnison was forced to apologise for sending out a “heartbreaking” Pallywood fauxtography picture that turned out to be from weeks ago in Syria.
This morning Sharon Udasin wrote a touching human (animal?) interest piece in the Jerusalem Post about the effect constant sirens are having on pets in Israel. She did the job of a reporter, found people to talk to, got quotes and told touching stories.
This obviously triggered the funny bones of both Jon Donnison and his colleague Wyre Davies who tweeted with mirth:
Good to know that the region's pampered pooches are coping with the stress of war. http://t.co/xjGc60Lp— Wyre Davies (@WyreDavies) November 20, 2012
Jon, in particular, realised he had struck a deep comedic seem and decided to keep digging.
Oh how we laughed and laughed! And then, as if to provide the applause to his one man stand up routine, he hit gold! Yes, a real life heckle from the Sharon, author of the original piece.
@JonDonnison Jon, I really don't think you are in a position to be ridiculing my work.— Sharon Udasin (@sharonudasin) November 20, 2012
Stick to re-writing Hamas press releases guys and tweeting out their plucked from the air “news” OK? We actually care about life, all life, on this side of the Gaza fence.
I wonder how the tax payers back in the UK, who finance your five star hotel accommodations in Gaza (yes, really, there are plenty of nice hotels in Gaza) feel about your snide remarks toward pet owners and a journalist doing a proper job.