Skip to comments.BBC sanctions reporter who cried over Arafat
Posted on 11/25/2005 8:11:38 PM PST by LdSentinal
LONDON (Reuters) - The British Broadcasting Corporation has upheld a complaint against one of its journalists who said in a radio report she cried when a dying Yasser Arafat was flown from the West Bank in 2004.
Barbara Plett made the remark in a dispatch for the "From Our Own Correspondent" program describing how she felt when a helicopter carrying Arafat, who was gravely ill, took off from his compound, according to a BBC Web site.
"When the helicopter carrying the frail old man rose from his ruined compound, I started to cry," she said in the 30 October, 2004 broadcast.
Arafat died at a French military hospital in Paris on November 11, aged 75.
The BBC Governors' program Complaints Committee initially cleared Plett after hundreds of listeners complained but upheld part of an appeal and said she "breached the requirements of due impartiality".
But the committee rejected part of the appeal that said the October 30 report broadcast on the Radio 4 station was a "tearful eulogy". The panel said it was balanced by references to Arafat's "obvious failings".
He's STILL dead, Jim.
Who among us can honestly say they didn't cry at this poignant moment? It was like when Ole Yeller got killed.
Clearly the reporter in question didn't know anything about the man she was crying for. Arafat was an unbelievably wicked man. Yet, so many adored him. Well, I suppose even Hitler had fans.
What evil must lurk in the hearts of those who cry for terrorists and murderers?
Wait 'til Castro croaks. His adoring fans among the MSM will be weeping for weeks. 24/7, wall-to-wall coverage of his funeral...
"Wait 'til Castro croaks. His adoring fans among the MSM will be weeping for weeks. 24/7, wall-to-wall coverage of his funeral... "
Dandy Dan Rather will probably propose an eternal flame!
Hell, I'd bet serious money that MOST of the "journalists" at BBC mourned the death of the murderous, thieving bastard.
I heard when Stalin died many of thoese condemned to in his gulags for life actually weeped for him.
RedMonqey wrote: "I heard when Stalin died many of thoese condemned to in his gulags for life actually weeped for him."
Hmmm. So liberals mourn for Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Castro, and all the rest of the world's brutal dictators. They also claim President Bush is like Hitler. So, why don't they like Bush? Frankly, I'm confused. Try as I might, I just can't figure liberals out.
Arafat sits at the right hand of satan, right next to Hitler and FDR.
They shouldn't have sanctioned her, they should have provided serious psychological help.
"So, why don't they like Bush?"
Maybe Bush hasn't "murdered" enough people to qualify as one of their heroes.
Unfortunately, I think she did.
I'm sure that his eternal flame is already awaiting him.
Methinks Fidel is Dan's eternal flame.
Blood, Deceit, and hatred- Yasser Arafat's Dark Legacy
various FR links | 11-12-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
Oh, trust me she knew. The anti-Israel pro Palestine bias is quite prevalent all over old Europe, and the BBC is one of the worst.
It's just one more reason these people should never be anywhere near power, and sadly they are all over the world.
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