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Donald Trump Jr. castigates BBC for anti-Israel bias

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BBC's headline "Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem" omitted how they were attackers

The son of US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize the BBC's reporting of a recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem.

Donald Trump Jr. said the BBC's headline, "Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem" failed to describe how the Palestinian assailants were killed as they attacked civilians and Israeli soldiers.

"You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death... right? This is as close to being misleading as possible," Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter, in an apparent defense of the security services.

The president's son continued his Twitter postings on the same topic.

"Need a new term for this nonsense. Sort of the opposite of victim blaming. How about Culprit Coddling? Maybe Criminal Cozying? Thoughts???"

The BBC has previously been accused of anti-Israel bias. In response to critics, the British broadcaster compiled an internal report in 2004 over its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

After terror attacks, pro-Israel groups may criticize wire services for misleading headlines that focus on Palestinian casualties. Some of the headlines emphasize the assailant's death, without contextualizing it as occurring during an attack.

On the other hand, Palestinian advocates sometimes claim that Western media favors Israel, given that many foreign correspondents live in Israel and that some of their children enlist in the Israel Defense Forces.

The BBC has since changed the article's headline. Britain's Israeli embassy has requested an apology in addition to the change.

Comments

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Anonymous

Funny how he dies mention the oppression the Palestinians live whole under Israeli occupation. Seems to Mr. Trump Jr. would have blamed the native America's for Wounded Knee and south African terrorist linked school children for the Shape illegal massacre. News agencies have an angle and it is never oriented towards truth.

Anonymous

to see such a clarity of mind is very rare and we are grateful to Donald Trump Jr for this.

Anonymous

We need more people in power to put pressure on so called news to report stories properly

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