Thursday, November 12, 2009

Misleading BBC Caption --- UPDATED

If you go here, the second picture is captioned thus:-

An ultra-orthodox Jewish man pauses in front of the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, which Jews know and revere as Temple Mount.

But don't think any ultra-Orthodox/Haredi is up on the Temple Mount right smack in front of the Mosque at the southern portion of the Temple Mount compound.


He's at the Kotel and the shot is from below catching his hatted head and the Gold Dome of the Rock, not El-Aqsa!

Oh, well, it's only a BBC report.



This just in:

NewsOnline Complaints to me

Mr Medad,

Thank you for your e-mail. That caption, which was taken from the agency
which supplied the picture, was not entirely accurate and has since been

Best wishes,

BBC News website


Unknown said...

Talking about misleading.

This is a misleading website:

Mr. Yisrael Medad is one of the bloggers who established this website.
Instead of being a neutral website with objective information (as the name suggests) it is a great example of Zionist propaganda.

YMedad said...

a) prove it misleading
b) prove it propaganda
c) my role, in all humility, is quite minor
d) don't be a simplistic robotic anti-Israel propagandist, Martjin

Unknown said...

a) It's misleading in the sense that the name of the website, as well as the lay-out (with official UN-logo on top) and the word-choice ('understanding') create an atmosphere of neutral information. Which is misleading.

b) The aim of the site seems to be to convince readers of the fact that the Goldstone report is not a legitimate document and that its conclusions are false.

c) That may be true, but still your name is there.

d) I try not to.

In all honesty, i have not yet read most of the website, but i do intend to do so. And i will comment on whatever i find true or not.

Suzanne Pomeranz said...

Back to the subject of the photo:

I think it's "photo-shopped" - he's obviously praying while leaning or almost-leaning on the Kotel - look at his hand.

BTW - the BBC does NOT allow for comments on that page - NOT a surprise.

And don't forget that the Dome of the Rock is NOT a mosque!