Roger L. Simon

Sticky Wicket

That distinguished cricket expert… among many other things… Norm Geras has an important post today about anti-Israel bias at the BBC (which, you’ll be shocked to learn, the media titan denies). Whatever the extent of it, what fascinates me about this bias is the unconscious and enduring prejudice against Palestinians it reveals. Palestinians, in the Beeb’s scenario, are in the end child-like “wogs” who cannot be responsible for their own failures. It has to be the Israeli’s fault. Talk about self-fulfilling prophecies.