Israeli media picks up on BBC 3’s crude national stereotyping

BBC Watch

As regular readers of BBC Watch will be aware, a couple of weeks ago we drew attention to an episode of a BBC 3 programme titled ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised’ in which actors posed as planners for the Israeli Embassy in London in a segment promoted with the blurb “The Israeli Embassy is expanding, no planning permission required”. TRWBT clip

As we noted at the time:

“Like humour itself, the perception of something as being offensive or not is very much a matter of personal taste. Certainly in this case, it is safe to assume that the BBC can cite “audience expectations” (whatever those are and however they are measured) as justification for this crude national stereotyping of Israelis because, after all, the BBC has put much effort into creating and promoting just such a stereotype in its news and current affairs content for years, meaning that British audiences are highly…

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Please send me, as a comment to this page, any old material you have for inclusion in The Daily Joke Alert - to help enable us all to have our fancy tickled regularly! Never mind the state it's in as I tidy everything up prior to publication. Don't let good material go to waste - and so much does. In the interests of the environment we should always try to re-cycle everything, especially jokes. You know that makes sense! You may find some historical stuff here, but this does not really matter as humor is fairly timeless.

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