Broadcaster slammed for falsely implicating immigrants
The BBC has been hammered for feeding into racist stereotypes in its report of the conviction of twenty-one people in the West Midlands on child sex abuse charges.
All those convicted are white Britons – yet the BBC illustrated the article with a headline image showing Palestinian flags:
After outrage erupted over the broadcaster’s fuelling of racist stereotypes, the BBC changed the header. However, the broadcaster did not issue a correction or explanation, instead simply tweeting that the photo had been ‘updated’:
The UK’s national, supposedly impartial broadcaster today fed the fires of racism and anti-foreigner feeling that Tory policy and Labour collusion have been fanning – and then, when it was called out, failed to admit and properly correct its action.
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