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London-Based Arab Editor: I’ll Dance in Trafalgar Square When Iran Nukes Israel

Posted by Atilla89 on August 30, 2007

Normally I wouldn’t bother posting up something like this because it is so common. However first, its a western newspaper and secondly this guy, Bari Atwan, is also a contributor to the BBC and Sky News, neither of whom seem to have much of a problem with this.

Bari Atwan founded the pan-Arab daily in London in 1989, and today the paper has a circulation of around 50,000. He is also a regular commentator on Sky News and BBC News 24.

Sky News refused to comment specifically on his comments.

“It is not our policy to comment on what contributors may or may not say on other channels,” said Adrian Wells, head of foreign news at Sky.

A BBC spokesman told The Jerusalem Post that editors make decisions based on the following BBC guidelines.

“We should not automatically assume that academics and journalists from other organizations are impartial and make it clear to our audience when contributors are associated with a particular viewpoint.”

Read the rest here; Hat tip to LGF.

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