BBC goes into Arafat overdose mode – again

BBC Watch

On November 6th the BBC News website once more went into Arafat overdose mode with no fewer than five articles presented on its homepage and Middle East page on that day alone. 

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(Note the use of the phrase “obtained by al-Jazeera” in the sub-headings on both those pages, as well as in the opening to the main article.) 

As well as the lead article – titled “Yasser Arafat ‘may have been poisoned with polonium’“- which includes a filmed report from Yolande Knell also broadcast on BBC television news, visitors to the website were offered an article titled “Q&A: Investigation into Yasser Arafat’s death” and a filmed Al Jazeera interview with Suha Arafat which promoted further links. 

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In addition to the above, suggested reading material included an article from August 2012 titled “Yasser Arafat: France opens murder inquiry” and the BBC’s own 2004…

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