It is universally accepted that few organisations are more anti-semitic than The BBC, a news service which practically stiff-arms a salute every time it thinks of Oswald Mosley.
Luckily, Biased BBC is on hand to keep tabs on the most egregious examples. Hats off to David Lee, who has discovered Swastikas where the rest of us might never spot them, in a report about rising attacks on British Jews.
Firstly they start off by putting the rise in quotation marks: UK anti-Semitic attacks 'rise'
Reported speech is such a tricky business.
Or to put in in simple English: "Those Jews can't be believed"
We're lucky they didn't call them Jewboys. Or worse.
And then they go further to drive home the message if the reader didn't already get it.
What could be worse than reported speech?
Their main photo is "something" purported to be bacon on some door handles.
The BBC actually says: "Bacon placed on the door handles of a Leeds synagogue."
"Thoese stupid Jews. Fussing about a little bit of dirt on a door handle. Can't they get a joke?"
Despicable. If only they had actually said it. Or even implied it. Which they didn't.
They cleverly leave the photo of "slay the Jew" grafitti towards the end,
Obviously anti-semitic. A Goebbels-worthy master-stroke and no mistake.
by which point the reader has already got their not sublime message.
That people are going around offending Jews and threatening to slay them?
"Some police forces calculate local trends for religiously motivated incidents, but there are no national figures for hate crimes against any specific group, such as Jews or Muslims."
Might be interesting to know, perhaps?
Hmm, was anybody speaking about Muslims?
Not as such. Though the Jewish Community Security Trust points out that the biggest increase in attacks was during the Gaza conflict.
Well, says the BBC reporter, we can't have those decent Muslims dressed up again as the bad guys, let's paint them as victims too. And then their final paragraph, the icing on the cake: "Last month, researchers at Exeter University called on Muslims to start counting their own figures in a similar fashion to the CST, saying there was evidence of an under-reporting of anti-Muslim hatred"
Not sure Oswald Mosley would be happy with that one. He might even dislike the implied tribute to the Jewish community's effectiveness in keeping tabs on prejudice so effectively.
The BBC, brilliantly and underhandedly anti semtic as ever, manage to turn a news item about how Jews suffering more at the hands of Muslims into an article about how much the "poor Muslims" are suffering and "look, nobody cares about them".
Outstanding. No evidence The BBC intended any such meaning. Or conveyed it. But it's a corker by Biased BBC standards.
But indeed, the BBC are not biased and not anti Semtic. Of couse not!
Par for the couse. You're not being paranoid, either. Of couse.
I've just re-read the two pieces and am shocked at the two demeaning examples of incidents which the BBC have chosen.
My God! There's more: Nuremberg was nothing on this.
One about a girl who was "surrounded by other pupils who chanted "death to Jews"" in the words of the BBC and the other about the "strips of bacon being placed on the door handles of a Leeds synagogue".
Distressing. But where's The BBC anti-semitism?
The (Evening Standard) tells a different story about the girl. "A 12-year-old girl, the only Jew at her school, was attacked by a mob of up to 20 fellow pupils who pulled her hair and chanted: “death to Jews, kill all Jews.”
The same story, just simplified... not a different one. On the other hand, the Standard illustrated its story with a picture of destruction in Gaza; The BBC with specific images of anti-semitism.
And surprise suprise, they also tell a different story about the bacom strips. They say "
In Yorkshire, strips of bacon were arranged in the shape of a star of David and stuck the fence of a home where a Jewish family lived with the word “Jewboy” written underneath."
The CST report covers both incidents. Not sure that an offensive gesture against one family is a greater or lesser evil than one against a whole religious congregation.
But not only do they play down the incidents, they completly ignore the more serious reports of the disabled person in a wheelchair who was rammed by a car with the driver yelling "Jew, Jew".
On the other hand, they linked to the detail of a disturbing story of a Jewish man attacked outside his own home.
Nor for that matter did they choose to report any of the other 124 violent assults or the 600 incidents of abusive behaviour.
Perhaps because news would grind to a halt if it reported absolutely every incident covered in each single publication.
The message of the BBC report: "Those troublesome Jews. Making a fuss about nothing"
Good, but do you mind if we refine it?
Biased BBC: Making a fuss about nothing.