BBC Music promotes falsehoods and BDS campaign website

BBC Watch

h/t ML

BBC Music runs a webpage called ‘Music News LIVE’ which can be found on the BBC Music website or accessed via the BBC News website’s ‘Entertainment & Arts’ page.

The February 9th edition of ‘Music News LIVE’ – compiled by Paul Glynn – ran under the headline “Controversy over Radiohead gig in Israel“.

bbc-music-radiohead-mainA similar headline – linking to that page – appeared on the BBC News website’s ‘Entertainment & Arts’ page.

bbc-music-radiohead-on-ea-pgeBBC audiences were told of a fictional “industry boycott” and mythical “industry rules” while a link was provided to a (misspelled) website which is part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.bbc-music-radiohead-1 

“Never ones to play by the industry rules, Radiohead have announced plans to play a gig in Tel Aviv, Israel on 19 July.

Many bands have been urged to avoid performing in Israel in protest of the country’s occupation…

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