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    Default Broadcasting Authority censures Vincent Browne's "cancer" comments on Israel.

    Readers will probably recall an incident October last year (Source 1) on the Tonight with Vincent Browne Show on TV3 when the presenter referred to the State of Israel as "the cancer in foreign affairs" and accused the country of "polarising the Islamic community of the world against the rest of the world". People can review what he said in source 2.

    Numerous complaints were subsquently sent to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and the BAI has decided that:
    1. Vincent Browne didn't meet the standard that "news and current affairs, including matters of public controversy or debate be handled in a fair, objective and impartial manner".

    2. The BAI also feels that the references to the State of Israel by Vincent Browne "were included without any apparent context or relevance to the discussion of the then forthcoming Presidential election in the United States of America" which was, after all, "the focus of the programme".

    3. Furthermore, the BAI also feels that "the remarks constituted an editorial statement by the presenter that was not balanced by contributions from the programme guests".

    4. Hence, the BAI concludes that the item "was [...] deemed to have failed to meet the requirement for fair, objective and impartial treatment of news and current affairs."

    Readers can check source 3 for the judgments on the various complaints.

    Sources:
    1. http://www.politics.ie/forum/media/1...ke-cancer.html
    2. Tonight with Vincent Browne calls Israel "Cancer" - YouTube
    3. http://www.bai.ie/wordpress/wp-conte...013_vFinal.pdf

    Mods,

    I've started a new thread on this based on the manner in which ye are dealing with the Savita Halapannavar story, whereby the issue is not being dealt with under one thread.

    Also, not even the news websites are reporting this yet.
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    .......First reaction?

    1. Vincent Browne didn't meet the standard that "news and current affairs, including matters of public controversy or debate be handled in a fair, objective and impartial manner".

    2. The BAI also feels that the references to the State of Israel by Vincent Browne "were included without any apparent context or relevance to the discussion of the then forthcoming Presidential election in the United States of America" which was, after all, "the focus of the programme".

    3. Furthermore, the BAI also feels that "the remarks constituted an editorial statement by the presenter that was not balanced by contributions from the programme guests".

    4. Hence, the BAI concludes that the item "was [...] deemed to have failed to meet the requirement for fair, objective and impartial treatment of news and current affairs.
    I can't think of a single show he's hosted where one of the above hasn't been evidenced. You could literally have made this complaint about every episode.
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    If you were one of the complainants they will have sent the decision to you before releasing it to the media.

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    Very happy with this. The abuse and bigotry Israel gets in this country is a disgrace. Past time something was done about it.

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    Tonight with Vincent Browne.

    The clue is in the name. You mightn't like what he says, but it is his show.

    He doesn't claim to be the equivilant of Prime Time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    Very happy with this. The abuse and bigotry Israel gets in this country is a disgrace. Past time something was done about it.
    That wouldn't be the opinion of your average Palestinian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    .......First reaction?



    I can't think of a single show he's hosted where one of the above hasn't been evidenced. You could literally have made this complaint about every episode.


    Ah but Israel is special.

    The fact that he was telling the truth is irrelevant to the paid shills such as the thread starter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    If you were one of the complainants they will have sent the decision to you before releasing it to the media.
    I didn't complain to the BAI. I complained to TV3 as did loads of people I know. A couple of days later, they were pretending not to be aware of any complaints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Tonight with Vincent Browne.

    The clue is in the name. You mightn't like what he says, but it is his show.

    He doesn't claim to be the equivilant of Prime Time.
    The broadcast media are meant to be balanced in this country. Browne never is; as Sync says, the same complaint could be made about any of his programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EoinMag View Post
    Ah but Israel is special.

    The fact that he was telling the truth is irrelevant to the paid shills such as the thread starter.
    It was not "fair, objective or impartial". Do try and keep up.

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