Thursday, August 03, 2006
I watch with awe the remarkable propaganda you are peddling as 'education' to the schoolchildren of Australia.
The subtlety of your writers is to be applauded, as is the targetting of your show.
Your latest piece, Lebanon Aid contained this:
"Israel has now agreed to allow humanitarian aid to be flown in, and is working with the UN to allow civilians to leave southern Lebanon. It's also halted bombing in Southern Lebanon for two days after world reaction to an attack, which destroyed a building where 60 people were sheltering.
Israel has also had deaths, injuries and damage to homes and buildings. Hezbollah reportedly says it wants to destroy the state of Israel and has been firing rockets across the border, mainly into the city of Haifa."
Which left me almost breathless at your effrontery.
Hezbollah have not "reportedly" said it wants to destroy Israel, it has "repeatedly" said it intends to destroy Israel.
A cursory surf on the net via google or yahoo will bring up plenty of information about Hezbollah's aims; peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind does not appear to be a part of the plan.
This disinformation is an insult to the parents and children watching, and is becoming tiresome.
Please try to present the issues, particularly with regards to the Middle East, in an impartial, factual manner. The BBC website is not one that I would be recommending for schoolchildren to visit unless it was as an example of rampant bias.
Perhaps you should try suggesting websites like http://www.jihadwatch.org or http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com which has become a great resource for homeschoolers around the world.
Both sites carry news articles and scholarship which go to the heart of the conflict in the Middle East and the ramifications for us in the Western world.
Please try to remove the anti-Israel taint from your program, as I have no wish for my child to be exposed to such poor reporting.