Arafat death conspiracy theory featured in BBC WS ‘Newshour’ live coverage of Sharon funeral

BBC Watch

On January 13th the 13:06 GMT edition of the BBC World Service programme ‘Newshour’ included live coverage of what its synopsis describes as the “State funeral ceremony for former Isrsali [sic] Prime Minister Ariel Sharon”. 

News hour 13 1 Sharon funeral

Whilst the programme itself was hosted by Razia Iqbal, the section of it covering the funeral of Ariel Sharon (starting from about 01:14 in the link above) was presented by the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet from the Sharon family’s HaShikmim Farm near Sderot and throughout the live broadcast listeners could hear announcements relating to the ongoing funeral in the background.

Against that backdrop, Doucet chose to describe Sharon as:

“War hero to some, war criminal to others: revered and reviled.”

Later, she described Sharon as having:

“…bulldozed the land as housing minister to make way for settlements.”

As noted here earlier this week, that is another clearly all too prevalent BBC…

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